Riots in Ogun over the alleged killing of another young man by customs on New Years Eve (video)
The pandemonium reportedly recently occurred in Oke Odan, a local government area in southern Yewa in Ogun state.
The pandemonium erupted after the alleged killing of a young man by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on New Year’s Eve.
It was revealed that customs officials fired sporadic shots in pursuit of a suspected car smuggler on the Idiroko border road.
The incident was reported to have led to riots when youth from Oke-Odan barricaded an international road, resulting in heavy traffic jams.
Furious young men lit fires outside, threatening to hire NCS agents who reportedly fled the scene immediately after the incident.
The Daily Post reporter who has visited the area reports that all customs posts along the road have been cleared by officers.
As a result of the stop, the trip from Ovode to Idiroko, which usually runs between the N250 and N300, has now been extended by commercial drivers to N1,200.
The cries of youth and indigenous people from the Ogun border communities about the alleged killing of innocent souls by people from the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) seem to be failing.
Reports indicate that innocent youths continued to be killed by stray bullets allegedly fired by NCS Ogun State Command officers and Federal Task Force (FOU) officers.
On Wednesday, Ogun youths, under the auspices of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), took to the streets to condemn the killings, saying, “Enough, enough!”
When DAILY POST contacted NCS Ogun 1 Area Command spokesman Ahmed Oloyede, he did not expose or confirm Oke-Odan’s murder.
Oloede promised to send a telephone number to our correspondent, but has not yet done so at the time of this writing.
Meanwhile, a group known as the International Assembly of Patriots has responded to the assassinations on the Yewa axis of Ogun West.
In a statement, the president of the association, Olasunkanmi Odunlami, expressed gratitude to the young people for the protests on Wednesday.
“To stop these killings requires a collective decision to publicly name these bosses and demand their arrest and prosecution. There is overwhelming evidence that their trucks are loaded with these goods, enough to put them behind bars. Together with our young people, we call on the state and federal governments to immediately intervene in their protest and in search of justice, ”the statement reads.