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One dead as Customs, rice traders clash again in Ogun

There is report that at least one person has been allegedly killed by the operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) along Siun-Sagamu-Abeokuta road today ,Wednesday, March 8.

Customs and rice sellers have clashed again in Ogun state

It quoted unconfirmed reports as saying that NCS operatives had pursued alleged rice smugglers to a certain point along the road around Kobape when the tragic event occurred.

Police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the clash but he said details were still sketchy and could not determine the number of casualties.

He said: “The area commanders of Sagamu and Abeokuta, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode-Egba and other police officers are now on ground to maintain peace and order.”

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Meanwhile, there is another clash going on between Hausas and Yorubas at Sabo market of Ile-Ife, Osun state.

The clash reportedly started when a bus used his side mirror to hit an Hausa woman at sabo last night.

The Hausa men at Sabo market got angry and injured the driver with cutlass. By this morning, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boys retaliated and right now about five people are said to have been killed and others injured in the ongoing fight.

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