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In Lagos 3 policemen 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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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