Senator Abdulfatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District on Friday vowed to collaborate with other stakeholders to bring the perpetrators of Iseyin Edil Fitr killings to book.
Buhari made this declaration in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen.
Meanwhile, Customs men were said to be pursuing a Sport Utility Vehicle conveying bags of rice when the clash occurred yesterday.
Officers of the NCS, as gathered, started shooting and bullets hit some persons, who were out celebrating the Eid-il-Fitri, and five of them died.
The killings were said to have sparked a protest in the town.
The lawmaker said he received with rude shock the untimely termination of lives of five youths in Iseyin by officers of the Nigeria Custom Services (NCS) who were working in the heart of the city.
“I’ve done my skeletal findings and I confirmed that one of the victims was killed on his motorcycle going to his family compound to celebrate Edil Fitr with his family members while another one was killed while working on his motorcycle at a vulcanizer’s point.
“These are some of the information we need to work with in order to make sure that those who killed our youths are dragged to face the consequences”, he said.
The statement added, “we also gathered that none of the customs officers sustained injuries let alone killed in the fracas between the officers and Rice Smugglers within Iseyin”
Senator Buhari further assured, “As representative of my people in government, I’ve started my investigation and shall do that to unravel all the hidden truths about the sad occurrence”.
He condoled with the entire people of Iseyin local government, particularly families of the deceased while he prayed that their souls rest in peace.