A Customs officer joined to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja Lagos has been snatched by adrenaline junkie smugglers after a wild experience around Ota people group in Ogun state on Saturday.
Aside from the missing officer distinguished as Rasheed Abdulsalam, some of his partners additionally maintained changing degrees of wounds in the experience.
Affirming the occurrence, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joseph Attah, said plans were in progress to protect the kidnapped officer, portraying Sango Ota hub of Ogun State as a lair of dealers.
It was learnt that the Customs, endless supply of knowledge provide details regarding dealers’ exercises, left their Federal Operations Unit central station at around 9:10pm on Saturday. They were joined by a few warriors in a transport and a Toyota Hilux van that was driven by the seized officer, Abdulsalam.
Yet, obscure to them, the runners had laid a trap soon after the prominent ShopRite retail location, which is additionally near a filling station along the bustling Lagos-Abeokuta interstate.
As per Attah, the counter carrying agents, on running into the bootleggers, couldn’t start shooting as a tanker was releasing oil around then and any ignitable material could have tossed the whole region into a bundle of flame.
“They additionally didn’t need any stray slug to hit anybody. Thus, they practiced limitation.
“That area made it exceptionally troublesome for our men to discharge a solitary shot. The dealers pelted their vehicles with petroleum simply searching for how the territory will be set on fire and swell the quantity of losses. In any case, they didn’t succeed.
“Detecting the risk, our men figured out how to escape from the region however not without picking one of the transports utilized as a part of carrying”, Attah clarified.
Be that as it may, Abdulsalam, it was accumulated, was unfortunate as the runners swooped on him while he endeavored to help the second driver who drove the transport. He was in the end stole and his partners just became more acquainted with when the tidies settled and he couldn’t be represented.
The Customs administration is oblivious on his whereabouts as no staff has built up contact with Abdulsalam, neither have his abductors opened any correspondence channel at all.
The Customs representative spoke to individuals of Sango Ota to join the Service in its hostile to carrying endeavors by denying haven to dealers and giving valuable data on their accursed exercises.