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Customs officers shot rice-smuggling man in Lagos

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Some officials of the Federal Operation Unit, FOU, of Nigerian Customs Service on Wednesday allegedly shot a man to death in the Oko-Oba area of Lagos State.

The officials had reportedly chased a yellow commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, to the spot and opened fire on it.

According to eyewitnesses, the yet-to-be-identified victim was on the bus suspected to be carrying smuggled bags of rice

The operatives of the FOU were said to have fled the scene after shooting the man in the head.

Angry youths made bonfires on the road in protest but were later dispersed by police officers.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, confirmed the killing.

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