Barely four days after the alleged killing of innocent souls by men of the Nigeria Customs Service in Ayetoro area of Ogun State, another person has been reportedly killed in Ilaro Ogun State.
As people across the world were celebrating the yuletide and the boxing day, it was a different case for residents of Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State.
The people, who had earlier woken up to continue with the Christmas festivity on the Boxing day, later became apprehensive when a clash ensued between some suspected smugglers and men of the NCS.
The clash got to its climax after a boy was reportedly killed by stray bullets fired by the customs officers.
Residents of Ilaro were said to have been infuriated by the killing of the innocent boy, who they said was playing football at a primary school when he was hit by the bullet.
The incident was said to have led to pandemonium as youths of the ancient town trooped out to demand justice for the deceased.
“A boy was killed by customs officers who were in Ilaro to make some seizures around Oke-Ola. This led to a serious crisis and the youths came out to make bonfires to express their anger,”
The Public Relations Officer of Ogun 1 Area Command of the NCS, Ahmed Oloyede confirmed the incident on Sunday morning.
Oloyede, in a telephone interview, described the incident as unfortunate, even as he said he did not have details of what really transpired.