Nigerians have condemned the alleged killing of a man by an official of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) as the video broke the internet.
Concise News had reported that in the video some commuters from a commercial bus were seen arguing with Customs officials.
One of the commuters was said to have refused to pay the officials a N5,000 bribe.
And as the argument raged on, a voice was heard urging an official of the Nigerian Customs to “Shoot him” [one of the commuters] with a gun going off immediately after.
The development has drawn wide condemnation from Nigerians who took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
Concise News gathered some of the reactions to the incident as seen below:
How do you cock your gun and end the life of an innocent citizen in broad daylight just like that? No fear, no conscience, no self-restraint. That's somebody's child. Somebody's joy and happiness. Because you are a Customs Officer. May God have mercy on you and your generation!
— Ohimai Godwin Amaize (@MrFixNigeria) February 17, 2019
I cried. This country.
Customs officers executed an unarmed man they were trying to extort. They shot him dead “because of N5000”.
He just came back from overseas, perhaps to vote.
Now he’s dead. Because of N5000.
Enough. Enough. Enough.
— Ose El Sudenih (@Papadonkee) February 17, 2019
My heart bleeds from the video showing the citizen shot by the Customs official. No provocation, he just killed him in broad daylight.
"Because of 5000"… That woman's voice is all I can hear.
This country is broken in so many places, haemorrhaging the blood of its people.
— Chioma Agwuegbo (@ChiomaChuka) February 17, 2019
Come from abroad to vote & next thing customs shoots you without you doing anything wrong.
What manner of country is this?
— Igala_king (@I_Am_Ilemona) February 17, 2019
In the US …I haven't seen a custom officer outside the airport or customs office before. In Nigeria…they are just roaming everywhere with automatic weapons like lunatics. 😩
— Ferdinand. (@Poltergeyst_) February 17, 2019
A customs officer cocked his rifle and shot a man in broad day light in front of witnesses
Im in shock
Baba did it with a straight face
— Osikhena Dirisu (@Osi_Suave) February 17, 2019
I know life is dirt cheap in Nigeria. But it is still hard to process the videos currently circulating on social media and WhatsApp. In the middle of a heated altercation, a Customs officer audibly cocks his gun, takes aim, and shoots dead a man standing no more than 6 feet away.
— gidimeister (@gidimeister) February 17, 2019
An official of the Nigerian Customs has just shot dead a man over 5,000 naira.
Yes, you read it right.
First it was Army.
And now Customs officials.
Why do the people who are mandated to protect Nigerian citizens only kill Nigerians? Why?
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 🥳🏁 (@DrOlufunmilayo) February 17, 2019
After Paying all customs duty fees and completing all documents at customs office, Customs still deploy officials on the road and these Officials alway find a way to fault your Documents and extort money from you. Some customs Officials often show frustration when u refuse to pay pic.twitter.com/bl8iuQxr1O
— Kalusky INC 🇳🇬🦂 (@Donkalusky) February 17, 2019