For the second time in two weeks, dare devil smugglers yesterday attacked officers of the Federal Operations Unit (Zone A) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), injuring three officers.
In a press statement by the Unit’s Public Relations Officer, Theophilus Duniya, the smugglers mobilised mobs to attack their officers but they were able to repel the attack and move the intercepted smuggled items to the unit headquarters, Ikeja.
The statement, a copy made available to newsmen reads, “This morning at about 500 hours on Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 dare devil smugglers attacked a patrol team of officers of the Federal operations Unit Zone A, who were on lawful duty.”
The officers who were on routine patrol intercepted vehicles fully loaded with smuggled frozen poultry products as well as foreign used vehicles also known as tokunbo along Aradagun end of Badagry- Seme expressway.
“The mobs attacked our officers with dangerous weapons such as broken bottles, stones, petrol bombs as well as assaulted rifles.”
“Community leaders and parents are hereby, enjoined to enlighten their wards and youths about the criminality of obstructing officers on lawful duty.”
“Officers and men of the Unit shall remain resolute at enforcing the customs extant laws. We are better equipped and determined with high morale to enforce the fiscal policies of government, no matter who is involved,” he warned.
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