|L-R; CAC Umar Yusuf and Ag. DC Admin, Abba Umar during the
news conference at the Western Marine Command, Lagos.
|The operatives who were attacked with guns and knives by smugglers at Bawe Creeks|
Customs Service (NCS) Western Marine Command, on Monday said it would track
down some smugglers who left three of its operatives seriously injured after an
attack at Bawe Creek around Badagry.
Controller (CAC) of the Command, Mr Umar Yusuf, stated this while conducting newsmen round to see some of the smuggled items that were seized.
|The seized boat laden with smuggled rice in bags|
the officers; Mark Senu; Jamiu Razaq and Idris Musa, were among the officers
attacked by the smugglers while on duty on Friday, June 12.
smugglers, however, bowed to the superior fire power of the operatives as they
abandoned their weapons and fled the scene of the operation.
smugglers opened fire, but the gallant officers were able to subdue them and
they fled, leaving their matchet and guns.
didn’t want my officers to come back alive but God intervened and the officers
fought a good fight.
ensuring that we track down the smugglers wherever they are and we will do so
squarely because we are equal to the task, ” Yusuf said.
with about 2000 bags of rice that was
seized as well as one long den gun, one short den gun, four knives and a
supervised the destruction of some seized expired drugs, smuggled second-hand
clothes and expired condensed milk.
smugglers and criminals on the waterways should stop their evil acts as the
command has zero tolerance to their nefarious activities.
command was set to deploy its sea-going boats; the Customs Pride and Group of
Nine’ to boost its operations.
the Customs Intelligence Unit(CIU) for its efforts that gave the officers the
vital information needed for the success of their assignment.
that the operatives of the command were preparing to embark on various marine
training courses to enable them manage the boats.