Soldier commits suicide after killing customs officer

A soldier attached to 243 Recce Battalion Ibereko, Badagry, Mahmud Sulaiman on Wednesday shot dead a customs officer at Seme border and thereafter turned the gun on himself to release bullet which silenced him.

Penpushing reports that, the soldier was said to have suddenly started a strange behavior, and the team leader at the border was trying to retrieve the cocked gun from him which he resisted, it was during the process he accidently fired a shot.

The stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, identified as C.N Walter, attached to Seme Border Area Command, and was rushed to General Hospital, Badagry   for treatment, where he was later confirmed dead 24 hours after.

“In the process of retrieving the cocked weapon from him, which he resisted, he accidentally fired a shot and the stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, C.N Walter. The customs officer, who was attached to Seme Border Area Command, was rushed to Badagry General Hospital for treatment. But unfortunately, the customs officer died at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday in the hospital. Subsequently, Sulaiman also shot himself and died on the spot,” the source said.

Penpushing further reports that the Customs Public Relations Officer in Seme border, Abdulahi Hussiain, when contacted confirmed the incident, assuring that as at the time of filing this report  the situation was under control,describing the incident as unfortunate.

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