A stray bullet allegedly fired by the operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has killed a 45 year old woman in Badagry.
The woman identified as Mrs Patience Oni was hit by the bullet near a Filling Station in Badagry last week November 20 when the operatives of the Customs were shooting into the air to scare away people from the area where they had seized some bags of rice.
Patience, said to be the wife of a Police Officer, according to an eye witness had gone to a nearby market when she was hit by the stray bullet fired by the Customs Seme Border Command led by an officer identified as Yusuf Abu.
It was gathered that on realizing that the woman has hit by the bullet, the officers had rushed her to Badagry General Hospital where she was confirmed dead.
It was also gathered that Patience was not alone as one other person, identified as Jimoh Aminu was equally hit by the stray bullet.
However, sources said Oni survived after he was taken to Hospital.
Customs Public Relations Officer, Seme Border, Mr Saidu Abdullahi, had confirmed the incident to newsmen.
The operatives of the Customs were had evaded the area to evacuate 120 bags of rice smuggled into the country by some traders when the incident occurred.