SPORADIC SHOOTING: MAJAN Condemns Incessant Attacks On Customs Officers.
…reviews viral video as an association.
…. video reveals die-hard smugglers tendencies, with violent attack on officers.
By Joe Njoku, Global Freight News.
The Maritime Journalist Association of Nigeria (MAJAN), has condemned the constant attacks meted on Customs Officers carrying out their statutory responsibility.
The Executive Members of MAJAN, issued this press statement after watching the viral video at its secretariat in Apapa, Lagos.
The Association took time to watch the viral video, step by step and thoroughly scrutinized it content.
In the process of reviewing the video showing sporadic shooting by officers, it revealed clearly how the die-hard smugglers violently attacked officers who are carrying out their anti-smuggling operations.
The Executive observed that the smugglers were the first to attack the officers closing up on them while the officers shot into the air to keep them a bay while trying to defend themselves from the dreaded smugglers who came out in large numbers to attack them.
The also observed that while the smugglers directed their attack on officers in a deliberate attempt to disarm them, the only shot in the air in order to escape from the scene.
This shows high level of professionalism and character.
MAJAN as an association condemns in strong terms recurring attacks on officers by this economic saboteurs, working against the policy of the Federal government in growing growing the nation’s economy. “A situation where smugglers deliberately attack officers on lawful duty is totally unacceptable. The culprits involved in the attack must be arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others”, the group added.
We must realise that customs officers are Nigerians like other citizens with a right to life. As such, their fundamental right must be respected at all times.
We equally condemn the act of smuggling which is doing damage to the economy and overall being of Nigerians.