Army Officer Kills Self, Customs Officer Over Bag of Rice

An Nigerian army officer on Wednesday night has killed himself after allegedly killing a serving customs officer at the Seme Border over a smuggled bag of rice.

The incident happened at one of the checkpoints of the command along the Seme, Badagry expressway.

Residents who witnessed the sad event said argument ensured between the two over a bag of smuggled parboiled rice before the military man shot and killed the Customs officer at close range

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity also said the military officer after realising the magnitude of what he did also shot himself immediately.

He said, “The military officer was believed to be under the influence of alcohol as that is what could have triggered his reaction after the incident. It was an unfortunate incident because both of them died at the spot.

When contacted, the command Public Relations Officer, Hussein Abdulahi confirmed the incident saying an officer of the Nigerian Army killed himself after killing one of the command’s officers.

According to him, the incident has been brought under control and investigation into the issue has started.

He said, “There was an incident and has been brought under control. Investigation into the matter has commenced and the reason for the action will be unveiled.”

Abdulahi also confirmed that the officer was not one of the officers in the joint border drill of the federal government that comprised the Nigerian Army, Police, Immigration and Customs Service.

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