Senator condemns alleged killings of Ogun youths by Customs officers

The Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Tolu Odebiyi, has condemned Tuesday’s killings of some youths at the Kikelomo area of Ayetoro, headquarters of the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Reports have it that at least three persons were killed during a clash between some suspected smugglers and operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service attached to the Ogun State Command of the agency.

There were reports that men of the NCS invaded the area on the trail of some suspected smugglers.

It was also reported that there was a clash between the customs officers and the owners of some bags of smuggled rice who were trying to remove the items from a building,

While expressing his displeasure over the sad incident, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the Senator described it as unfortunate but avoidable.

He said, “It is unfortunate that an incident such as this could still be happening after all that had been done and said about border reforms, modern techniques, and monitoring.