Swarm of bees sting, kill senior Nigerian Customs officer in Badagry. IMAGE COURTESY: Legit
Swarm of bees sting, kill CSC Abba Abubakar in Badagry. IMAGE COURTESY: Legit

A senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service has died following an attack he suffered from a swarm of bees while on patrol duty.

Concise News reports that Abba Abubakar, an officer operating at the Seme customs command, along Ashipa axis of Badagry, Lagos, met his death Tuesday after he was stung by the bees, the agency says in a statement.

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“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, says in the statement on Wednesday.

“The sad event occurred yesterday due to an attack by a swarm of bees around Ashipa axis, Lagos- Badagry Expressway.

“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.”

Abdullahi describes 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 officer,” Abdullahi laments.

The Yobe State-born officer was survived by his wife and children.

According to the customs, the officer has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.