Police, Pipeline Vandals Engage In Gun Battle In Lagos

Police, Pipeline Vandals Engage In Gun Battle In Lagos

By Seyi Peters | Staff Reporter on May 15, 2015
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 There was a bloody clash in Igando area of Lagos on Thursday, May 14, 2015 after a shootout between pipeline vandals and policemen attached to the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-pipeline Vandalism, killed several people.

Though the police is yet to issue an official statement confirming the number of deaths, according to unconfirmed reports, three policemen and nine vandals lost their lives during the bloody shootout.

Witnesses said that over 20 armed pipeline vandals positioned themselves strategically in the swamp to warrd off intruders.

Others reportedly pierced two underground pipelines from where they siphoned petroleum products.

‎The police got information of the operation and rushed to the area and on sighting the police, the well armed vandals reportedly opened fire.

Residents were alarmed by sounds of sporadic gunshots from the creeks and alerted policemen from Igando and neighbouring divisions.

The police is yet to release a public statement on the occurrence, however, a senior police officer, according to the news2nigeria  confirmed the incident.

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