Angered by the shooting of a motorist by some officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) attached to the Seme Border, a mob thursday attacked the Customs post, killing two officers.
The attack came barely eight weeks after a Customs officer allegedly shot and killed a pregnant female passenger and three weeks after another person, one Friday Poku, was allegedly killed at the Seme Border.
Although they did not get the officer suspected to have killed the motorist, the mob intercepted some senior Custom officers who were on their way to work and allegedly killed two of them. They also burnt their car.
According to some residents, the killings of people of the community by Customs officers have become so rampant that the youths could no longer watch such an incident continuing with little or nothing being done to bring the suspected killers to book.
The angry youths, chanting war songs, were said to have barricaded the major
road during the protest. They later marched on the Customs office in the area during which they burned a patrol van.
The source told THISDAY that the suspected smuggler was not dead, but he was injured and was at the moment recuperating in an undisclosed hospital in the area.
( version béninoise in le matinal)