Yakubu Shuaibu, a Customs Officer, Assistant Superintendent, has been killed by suspected smugglers in Ogun State.
Jerry Attah, spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, said another officer sustained gunshot wounds when the attackers laid ambush and opened fire on their way back to the base, after making seizure of smuggled rice.
“They were on a patrol; they had made seizure of smuggled rice while taking the rice to their base, they were ambushed.”
The late Shuaibu was shot at Akinrun Village, Oja – Odan axis in Yewa North Local Government Area and died from the injuries sustained.
“The officer was shot on Sunday, but he died today.”
The FOU Spokesman said that the officer has been buried according to Islamic rites.
He added that no arrest has been made, but an investigation is still on.