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Customs Officer Shoots 8-Month Pregnant Woman

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A pregnant woman, identified as Olugunna Bukola was, on Thursday, shot by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State.
Bukola, a staff of IBEDC, Ota, was allegedly shot by the NCS operatives attached to the Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Ikeja, around 7.45a.m. while on her way to the office.

She was hit by bullets on her back and the left side of her body, when the customs officials were on the pursuit of rice smugglers in the area. Bukola was later rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The customs official who shot her was later arrested by policemen attached to Obasanjo Farm police station and later taken to Sango Police Station.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ogun State Customs Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, however, confirmed the incident and said the woman was only brushed by stray bullets and not hit, adding that she is responding to treatment.

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