Eid-El-Fitr: Officers Kill Five Youths In Oyo
Written by Emmanuel Okorie on May 14, 2021
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday allegedly killed no fewer than five residents of Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State during the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr at Oja Oba area.
According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity for security reasons said that the incident happened during a gun duel between the customs and the smugglers.
Kehinde Akinsola, another resident of Iseyin who also confirmed the incident told Reporter that “my younger brother was at Oja-Oba when the incident happened. Government must act now before things go out of hands.”
Reacting to the alleged killings, the Aseyin of Iseyin land, Oba Dr Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salau, Oloogunebi-Ajinese I, has warned that henceforth, officers of Nigeria Customs Services should keep 40kilometers away from the border at Ayegun.
The monarch in a press release issued to journalists on Thursday night described the killings of the youths on a festive day as a bad occurrence that must be critically analysed to prevent future reoccurrence.
The Monarch, however, admonished people of the city to remain calm while pledging that the culprit will not go without facing the wrath of law.
He said “We will no longer allow custom officers to continue wasting the lives of our promising younger ones, our future and hope and so drastic steps shall be taken to look into both the remote and the immediate causes of the killings.
He advised the entire people of the city to be calmed and give peace a chance while appealing to Rice Dealers in Iseyin and the entire Oke Ogun to be law-abiding and peace-loving in their businesses.
“Aseyin-in-Council is going to wade into this matter and we shall get to the root of it.
I enjoined members of the families affected by the casualties to repose confidence on the traditional institution because prompt actions are being taken to allow peace to reign permanently in the town.