Stray bullets allegedly fired by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service kills  two-year-old girl in Ogun State.

Written by on January 16, 2022

Stray bullets allegedly fired by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have killed a two-year-old girl in Ogun State.

Reports say the bullets were fired by one of the customs officers who were chasing some suspected rice smugglers in Itawaya, near the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Yewa South local council of Ogun State.

The incident, which occurred on Thursday, also left two others, the mother of the child and a young man whose identity could not be immediately ascertained as at the time of this report injured.

It was further gathered that the child was rushed to a hospital, but was pronounced dead having lost too much blood.

An eyewitness told newsmen that there were gunshot injuries near the girl’s armpit, suggesting that the bullet penetrated through that part into her body.

The source disclosed that a Customs officer had opened fire while chasing a man suspected to be conveying foreign rice.

Anthony Samuel


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