Some police officers are missing after a confrontation with pipeline vandals in the Arepo area of Lagos, an emergency official has said.
The shoot-out, involving a security team and armed vandals, occurred at Arepo, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said Sunday.
“There was a pipeline explosion early this morning. Exchange of fire between the pipeline security team and vandals started yesterday but got to the peak by midnight,” Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA South-west Spokesperson, said.
He said access to the area was difficult because of its rough terrain. It is not clear how many officers may be missing.
The spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, did not respond to inquiries to her phone.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...