nigeria custom allegedly shot dead four people in an Oyo town of Iseyin  [PHOTOS]

nigeria custom allegedly shot dead four people in an Oyo town of Iseyin [PHOTOS]

Report has it that no fewer than four people were reportedly shot dead in Iseyin, a town in Oyo State during a clash between some Customs officers and smugglers.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the incident occurred Thursday afternoon when some residents were still celebrating the Eld-Fitri festival.

Sources informed that the four people died as a result of gunshots they sustained when the customs officers were engaging the smugglers.

It was learnt that the customs officers started shooting after intercepting smuggled goods coming through the borders.

We gathered that some of those hit by stray bullets were residents who were on ground to enjoy Eld-Fitri celebrations, in the area.

It was gathered that four people reportedly died as a result of the gunshots they sustained.The fifth person was seriously injured, we gathered.

But, all efforts made by our correspondent to get  the Spokesman of Oyo/ Osun command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Kayode to react to the killing proved to be abortive as calls put through his mobile phone were not successful.

Messages sent to him have not been replied as at the time of filing this report on Thursday.

Similarly, efforts made to get a reaction from Spokesman of Oyo State Command of Nigeria Police, Mr. Adewale Osifeso also proved abortive as calls put through his mobile phone were not successful.

An SMS sent to him has not been replied as at the time of filing this report on Thursday.

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