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Customs Death: Gov. Abiodun Calls for Restraint in the Use of Arms

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has called for restraint in the use of lethal arms by law enforcement officers in the State.

The governor made this known while intervening in the unrest that erupted in Imasayi, Yewa North Local Government Area of the State, when a joint Task Force, comprising of the Military, Police, Customs, Immigration and the DSS had a faceoff with the youths of the community which resulted in the untimely death of an officer.

Governor Abiodun said he has been in contact with relevant authorities in the Army and the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, hinted that talks are ongoing towards apprehending the suspects who allegedly killed a uniformed officer during the crisis.

The statement said a manhunt has been launched on the suspect who also made away with the slain officer’s weapon.

The statement further explained that suspects arrested in connection with the criminal act are giving useful information that would lead to the arrest of the main suspect.

Governor Abiodun urged law enforcement agents to exercise restraint and be humane in carrying out their duties.

The governor also commiserates with the families of the slain officer and promised that no stone would be left unturned to unearth the circumstance of the crisis.

Wale Oluokun

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