Four Persons Reportedly Killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Oyo

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Four Persons Reportedly Killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Oyo

Four persons have been reportedly killed in crossfire between operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and suspected smugglers in Iseyin, Oyo State.

According to reports, the gun fight created fear in the residents who were celebrating the Eid-el-Fitr while fleeing for safety on Thursday.

A former Caretaker Chairman of Iseyin Local Government Area, Muftau Abilawon, confirmed the crossfire to the Newsmen.

He said: “I have been duly informed by a traditional chief, the Ikolaba of Iseyin, Chief Ismail Tikalosoro, who called me and narrated the incident to me on the phone.

“He advised that I brief the special adviser to the governor on security about the matter, which I did immediately, and he has promised to intervene,” Mr Abilawon stated.

“I understand that the four corpses were taken to the palace of the Aseyin of Iseyin, where the chiefs appealed for calm and asked the aggrieved residents to deposit the corpses at Fadoks hospital.

“The chiefs also begged them not to set the Customs base in Iseyin In a crossfire between Nigeria Customs Service operatives and suspected smugglers in Iseyin, four people were killed.

The gun fight created fear in the residents celebrating the Eid-el-Fitr while fleeing for safety

Muftau Abilawon, the former Caretaker Chairman of Iseyin Local Government Council, confirmed the crossfire to the Newsmen.

“I have been duly informed by a traditional chief, the Ikolaba of Iseyin, Chief Ismail Tikalosoro, who called me and narrated the incident to me on the phone.

“He advised that I brief the special adviser to the governor on security about the matter, which I did immediately, and he has promised to intervene,” Mr Abilawon stated.

He added, “I understand that the four corpses were taken to the palace of the Aseyin of Iseyin, where the chiefs appealed for calm and asked the aggrieved residents to deposit the corpses at Fadoks hospital.

“The chiefs also begged them not to set the Customs base in Iseyin ablaze, which they yielded to, but it was too late for the Toyota Hilux van as it was on fire already before the appeal.”was too late for the Toyota Hilux van as it was on fire already before the appeal”, Abilawon said further.

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