Three persons, among them an official of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), were feared dead during an exchange of gunfire between imported car dealers and men of the NCS at Bode-Saadu, Moro Local Government Council of Kwara State.
It was learnt that three other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries during the exchange of gun shots and are currently receiving medical treatment at a private medical facility in the town.
According to eye witnesses the car dealers were said to be coming through illegal route from Cotonou, Benin Republic when they met the men of the NCS who had reportedly laid an ambush for them.
It was while they were trying to evade arrest that men of the NCS opened fire on the car dealers who also allegedly retaliated.
Three persons were said to have been hit by bullets during the incident which sent panic among residents while about three others were also said to have sustained serious injuries.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Kwara Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, said it happened on Monday evening at Bode-Saadu but that only one person died while three others sustained injuries during the exchange of gun fire. He, however, said that no arrest was yet to be made over the ugly incidence.