End SARS: Ogun border residents storm customs office, demand end to killings

Residents of border communities in Ogun State have stormed the customs workplace in Idiroko border to demand an finish to the killing of harmless residents allegedly by males of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Youths of Ipokia Native Authorities availed themselves of the alternatives offered by the Finish SARS protest to make recognized their calls for.

Since Monday, the protesters have shut down the ever-busy Idiroko worldwide street as they marched to the NCS workplace.

Hitherto, residents of the border areas in Yewa space of Ogun State have been complaining of harmless souls being killed by males of the NCS, DAILY POST stories.

A lot of the killings, they alleged, do happen “each time the customs officers are operating after suspected smugglers, capturing sporadically.”

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They stated there have been guarantees by the management of the NCS; saying, nonetheless, that the killings have continued unabated.

DAILY POST remembers {that a} panel beater was reportedly shot lifeless by officers of the NCS in Oja Odan in September 2020.

Likewise, a 15-year-old pupil, Sekinat Agbelade, who was getting ready for her WASSCE, was stated to have been killed by a stray bullet fired by a customs officer in Agosasa in March 2020.

In Could 2020, the NCS was additionally accused of being chargeable for the demise of a 15-year-old Riliwan Bello, in Owode, Yewa South Native Authorities of Ogun.

DAILY POST additionally recalled that some college students of Ojumo Neighborhood Excessive Faculty in Ihunbo have been hit by a automobile pushed by a customs officer chasing a smuggler in October 2019.

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The residents of the realm stated they weren’t pleased that authorities in any respect ranges weren’t doing sufficient to cease the killing of harmless souls in Ogun West, including that the time has come to demand justice.

As of Tuesday morning, the protesters have mounted roadblocks in Idiroko as they proceed with their peaceable protest.

It was gathered {that a} monarch, who tried to cross via Idiroko was despatched again by the protesting youths.

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