Three confirmed dead as Customs, smugglers clash in Lagos

Customs and smugglers have clashed in suburb of Lagos called Alakuko 

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) reports that the clash caused the death of at least three people in the area

Customs and smugglers at Alakuko

At least three people have died after a clash between some officials of the Nigerian Customs Service and smugglers in Lagos.

According to the Rapid Respond Squad (RRS), the deaths occurred after ‘a misunderstanding’ between two sides in Alakuko, a suburban area in Lagos state.

The RRS were called in to quell the ensuing trouble that could have degenerated into a further break down of law and order.

Customs and smugglers at Alakuko

Meanwhile, customs officers have allegedly opened fire on some residents at Sycamore Junction, Ajara Topa area of Badagry, Lagos state.

It was gathered that stray bullets fired by the officers, who were attached to the federal operations unit, hit the four people that included a motorcycle rider, Alayoade Arewayo and one John Sonayo.

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