The Nigerian Customs Service has announced the death of one of its senior officers who died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while on patrol duty on Tuesday.
The deceased, Abba Abubakar, was an officer operating at the Seme Customs Command, along the Ashipa axis of Badagry, Lagos according to the agency in a statement.
“With sadness and deep sorrow, the Seme Area Command announces the death of our colleague CSC Abba, A.,” Saidu Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the Seme customs command, said in the statement on Wednesday.
“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,” the statement added.
Abdullahi described the deceased as a committed officer who discharged his duties diligently.
“He has never failed to report at his duty post daily. We regret to lose such a gallant officer,” Abdullahi said.
Born in Yobe State, the late officer was survived by his wife and children.