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Drunken soldier fatally shoots Customs officer In Lagos

A witness, who spoke with Persecondnews, said the incident has caused tension in the area over fear of a possible clash between soldiers and customs officers at the border.

TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A bombed soldier has allegedly shot a Customs officer dead at Seme border in Lagos State, Persecondnews reports.

The tragic incident, it was gathered, occurred in the wee-hours of Thursday.

A witness, who spoke with Persecondnews, said the incident has caused tension in the area over fear of a possible clash between soldiers and customs officers at the border.

He said the soldier was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

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“It is possible that the soldier was under the influence of alcohol because no one expected him to have behaved in such a strange manner,” he said.

Seme is a Nigerian community that shares a border post with Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic.

Persecondnews recalls that following the closure of the border by the Federal Government, a Joint Border Task Force comprising customs, soldiers, Navy, Air Force and Immigration was constituted to secure the nation’s border.

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Written by Boye Ajayi

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