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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
3 policemen reportedly missing after shootout with pipeline vandals.
Three policemen were, yesterday, feared killed during a shootout with pipeline vandals at Olanukan village, in Ishawo Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
Meanwhile, the body of one of the vandals, said to have been gunned down during the gun battle, 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.
It was learned that 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.
On arrival, the vandals opened fire on the policemen. Sources hinted that the three policemen felled by the vandals’ bullets were dragged into their operational vehicle, alongside their dead colleague.