Car smugglers attack customs officers, injure 4

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Customs officers on parade

Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

Four operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command, were injured as the command seized eight used vehicles including a new Toyota Hilux at Idiroko border of Ogun State.

The Controller of the Area command, Sani Madugu, disclosed this at the command’s Idiroko border office while reviewing its activities in one week.

Other smuggled vehicles impounded were Toyota Tundra, Toyota Hybrid Prius, Toyota Sienna, Golf 3, Toyota Highlander and Toyota Hilux.

Madugu said the operatives were attacked when they went to one of the villages along the border route to impound a Toyota Hilux hidden there by smugglers.

Madugu said the smugglers on sighting the operatives, started hurling stones and other dangerous objects at them, and in the process, they injured four of the officers on field.

“We had an intelligence report that a…

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