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Breaking: One dies, Seven injured as customs, smugglers clash in Ilaro

Palpable fear has gripped residents of Oke Ola, Ilaro community, headquarters of Yewa South Local government area of Ogun State following clash with suspected smugglers and Special anti-smuggling task force which left one person dead and many others injured.

Ogun insight correspondent gathered that, trouble started when Customs officers stormed a hide out where the imported banned rice were stocked shooting to the air to dismantle the smugglers.

Already armed too, the smugglers were said to have engaged the officers in a gun battle that led to the killing of an innocent boy who was playing football with his colleagues at the Local Government Primary School, Oke-Ola, Ilaro.

An eye witness account who preferred anonymity disclosed to our correspondent that, at least seven persons sustained gun injuries during the encounter.

Details soon.

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