GUNMEN on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 attacked yet to be completed Dangote Refinery located in Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos but they were repelled by the fire power of the Lagos Police Command who succeeded in killing one of the gunmen.
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Dangote Refinery is an oil refinery owned by the Dangote Group that is under construction in Lekki, Nigeria. Dangote Group was founded by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man.
The Lagos State Police Command made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
The Spokesperson for the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement titled ‘Police Foil Attack On Dangote Refinery’, said the Police engaged the hoodlums in a shootout, leading to the killing of one of them.
The statement read, “Security operatives in the early hours of yesterday, Monday, March 28, 2022, foiled an attempted attack on Dangote Refinery, Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos.
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“Armed hoodlums numbering about twenty who gained access to the refinery through the lagoon side were repelled while attempting to cart away already-installed armoured cables in the refinery.
“The hoodlums on sighting security operatives fled the scene. One of the hoodlums was hit in the ensuing gunfire and died on the way to the hospital.