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3 policemen feared dead after shootout with pipeline vandals

01 September 2015, 14:46

Lagos - Three policemen were feared killed during a shootout with pipeline vandals at Olanukan village, in Ishawo Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos, Vanguard reports.

The body of one of the vandals, said to have been killed during the gun duel, was dragged into the vandals vehicle as they zoomed off the scene.

A corporal, identified simply as Yerima, who sustained bullet wounds was said to be responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Also read: NSCDC arrests 3 suspected pipeline vandals in Aba

Between 3a.m. and 6a.m., a tanker fully-loaded with suspected stolen petroleum product siphoned from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, pipeline around Oke-Oko, was flagged down by the policemen.

An argument ensued during which the driver was said to have made several calls to their colleagues.

Read more at Vanguard

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