Men of the Nigerian Customs Service have shot four people dead and injured one other person.
The ugly incident happened around 5pm today in Custom Area, Iseyin, Oyo state.
From what was gathered, the custom officers intercepted some smugglers with contrabands. In other to evade being arrested, the smugglers reversed. The custom officers opened fire on them and in the process, four residents were killed by stray bullets and one injured.
Families and friends of the deceased have started protesting the gruesome murder of their people on salah day.
Stray bullets kill four; injure one as Customs men engage suspected smugglers in Iseyin
The joy of indigenes of Iseyin in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State who was celebrating the end of Ramadan was short-lived on Thursday as stray bullets allegedly killed four and injured one.
According to an impeccable source in Iseyin, the persons were hit by bullets when men of the Nigeria Customs Service exchanged gunfire with some bandits believed to be smugglers.
The eyewitness told Vanguard said the Customs men started shooting indiscriminately after intercepting smuggled goods coming through the borders into the town.
The persons who were hit by stray bullets were residents who were out to enjoy sallah celebration.
Following the death of the people, youths took to the streets protesting the killing of their kinsmen.
Vanguard made frantic efforts to get the reaction of the Public Relations Officer for Oyo/Osun Command, Mr Kayode Wey to the story but to no avail.
Several calls made to his lines were not picked after the phone rang repeatedly.