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Investigations commence as stray bullet kill two year old girl

Investigations commence as stray bullet kill two year old girl

A two year old girl has been killed by stray bullet From operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The incident happened at Itawaya, near Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Report has it that, the Customs officer opened fire while chasing a man suspected to be conveying foreign rice.

The stray bullet penetrated through the armpit of the two year old girl leading to her death. Also a young man sustained gunshot injuries in the incident.


A resident who spoke concerning the issue said: “Those Customs officers thought the man was smuggling rice, so they opened fire on him.

“It was one of the stray bullets that killed the child and also inflicted injuries on the mother.

“It was after they have committed murder that they realized the man they were chasing was not with rice. That’s what we face here all the time.

Ahmed Oloyede, a representative from NCS Ogun 1 confirmed the incident.

According to him the Command is saddened with the ugly development, adding that investigation has commenced into the incident.

“We are sad and devastated that this happened in the line of duty. It is not our joy. This incident is highly pathetic.

“We sympathise with the family of the minor and the Command is making efforts to contact them.

“The Controller has also ordered investigation into the incident towards putting an end to similar incidents going forward,” Oloyede said.

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