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3 die as mob attacks customs checkpoint in Kwara

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

The Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Command, has said that three persons have died during a mob attack on its sector 3 check point and operational base in Ilesha-Baruba area of the state.

A statement by Mr Zakari Chado, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) on Saturday,  said the three persons were part of the mob that attacked the check point and attempted to overrun the base.

“On January 8, at about 8pm, Sector 3 security operatives at Ilesha Baruba, while conducting stop and search at a checkpoint along Saki-Ilesha Baruba axis, flagged down a Volkswagen Golf vehicle.

“The vehicle was red coloured with registration number BDG 453 BH. The driver refused to stop, hence the operatives pursued the vehicle and successfully apprehended it. During the pursuit, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.