The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Area Command, says one of its operatives, Muhammed Maigari, was macheted by armed smugglers at Ibeji River around Idogo-Ifoyintedo axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, and currently under intensive medical attention, PUNCH has learnt.
Maigari who’s from the Federal Operations Unit but posted to Idiroko border axis, was said to have been dealt a life-threatening cut in his left upper arm by the smugglers.
Maigari and some of his colleagues were said to be on a routine patrol when they got a report that some smugglers were approaching the Ibeji River with a smuggled Toyota highlander , and they proceeded to the location in order to intercept the vehicle.
The Public Relations Officer, NCS Ogun Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, said though the vehicle was successfully intercepted, the smugglers attacked the operatives.
He said the smugglers attempted to disarm Maigara but they were unsuccessful, and they wanted to cut his head with the machete but he blocked it with his arm, which resulted in the life-threatening cut in his left upper arm, the report adds.