What a sad incident as men of the Nigeria Customs Service allegedly killed three students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government area of Ogun State, injuring market women, on Monday.
Report gathered that the incident occurred close to Ihunbo market, thereby bringing injuring upon market women too.
As reported by newsmen a vehicle being driven by a Customs officer lost control and killed the students, who were standing by the road side after close of school for the day.
The said, vehicle was seized from some suspected smugglers along Idiroko road.
Irate youths of the community were said to have set the vehicle on fire as the Customs officers took to their heels for fear of being Iynched.
The Ogun Customs Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Maiwada said, “I can confirm there is an incident that happened and our officers were involved and it’s very unfortunate that life is involved. But we are yet to confirm the details of what happened.
“However, the preliminary information is that our men were conveying a ‘tokunbo’ vehicle suspected to have been smuggled into the country; in which an okada rider carrying some students crossed their way. It was an accident. I cannot inform you about how many lives that were lost at the moment.” he revealed.