A senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service identified as Abba Abubakar has reportedly died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while on patrol duty.
According to report, Abubakar who operates at the Seme customs command, along Ashipa axis of Badagry, Lagos, died on Tuesday after he was stung by bees.
Spokesperson of the Seme customs command, Saidu Abdullahi, in a statement on Wednesday,said “With sadness and deep sorrow, the Seme Area Command announces the death of our colleague CSC Abba, A..”
“The sad event occurred yesterday due to an attack by a swarm of bees around Ashipa axis, Lagos- Badagry Express way.
“We pray that Allah (SWT) shower His mercy and grant him the highest level of Jannah, and give his family the patience and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Aameen.”
Mr Abdullahi however described the deceased as an astute officer who discharged his duties diligently.
“He has never failed to report at his duty post daily. We regret to lose such a gallant officers,” Mr Abdullahi said.
Meanwhile the Yobe State-born officer who was survived by his wife and children in the meantime, has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.