Men of the Nigerian Customs Service have shot four people
dead and injured one other person.
The ugly incident happened around 5pm today in Custom
Area, Iseyin, Oyo state.
From what was gathered, the custom officers intercepted
some smugglers with contrabands. In other to evade being
arrested, the smugglers reversed. The custom officers
opened fire on them and in the process, four residents were
killed by stray bullets and one injured.
Families and friends of the deceased have started protesting
the gruesome murder of their people on salah day.
Stray bullets kill four; injure one as Customs men engage
suspected smugglers in Iseyin
The joy of indigenes of Iseyin in Oke Ogun area of Oyo
State who was celebrating the end of Ramadan was short-
lived on Thursday as stray bullets allegedly killed four and
According to an impeccable source in Iseyin, the persons
were hit by bullets when men of the Nigeria Customs
Service exchanged gunfire with some bandits believed to
The eyewitness told Vanguard said the Customs men
started shooting indiscriminately after intercepting
smuggled goods coming through the borders into the
The persons who were hit by stray bullets were residents
who were out to enjoy sallah celebration.
Following the death of the people, youths took to the
streets protesting the killing of their kinsmen.
Vanguard made frantic efforts to get the reaction of the
Public Relations Officer for Oyo/Osun Command, Mr
Kayode Wey to the story but to no avail.
Several calls made to his lines were not picked after the
phone rang repeatedly.