Nigeria: How Military Men Shot Dead Local Guard Who Prevented Them From Siphoning Oil

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Nigeria: How Military Men Shot Dead Local Guard Who Prevented Them From Siphoning Oil
Alaba Abdulrazak

Alaba Abdulrazak

Alaba Abdulrazak is a journalist and writer with years of experience in the field of journalism. Several of his articles have been published on various platforms across the world.
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As the ongoing fuel scarcity continues to claim lives of Nigerians; an ugly scenario played itself out on Wednesday 6th of April, 2016, when men in military uniform attacked and shot dead a local guard assigned to keep watch over the petroleum pipeline at Idi-Mangoro Tent, Sagamu in Ogun state.

Africannewstoday.com gathered that the victim, Adura Omoboye was  one of the men assigned to keep watch over the petroleum pipeline at Idi-Mangoro Tent, of the pipeline surveillance team (local guard)
Sagamu (close to the gate of the Redeemed Christian Church of God camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway).

Investigation by Africannewstoday.com revealed that local guard employed by a security company, King Young Lion Security tried to prevent the military men from gaining access to the facility to siphon oil when he was shot dead.

Further investigations revealed that the military men took to their heels after committing the heinous act. While corroborating Africannewstoday.com investigation; a spokesman of the security company, Akinpelu Abdul-Kabir in a press statement stated that military men actually intended to siphon oil from the facility and killed one of their guards who tried to prevent them.

Efforts to reach the Nigerian Army spokesman in Ogun state proved abortive as at the time of filing in this report.

Here is the Full Press statement:

PLEASE CALL THESE ‘MILITARY-MEN’ TO ORDER
On 07/04/2016 at about 9.00am on Wednesday 6th April 2016, some men in military uniform attacked and murdered Adura Omoboye, one of the men assigned to keep watch over the petroleum pipeline at Idi-Mangoro Tent, of the pipeline surveillance team (local guard) Sagamu (close to the gate of the Redeemed Christian Church of God camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway).

The men who were dressed in military uniforms and came in a Mitsubishi L300 pickup truck with number-plate registered as NA 003,ostensibly came to steal fuel from the pipeline, as they bore several empty jerry-cans in their vehicle.

As the suspected vandals approached the pipeline, they were intercepted and told to go back by a surveillance team posted to the area to protect the infrastructure. Evidently not new to the crime and emboldened by their previous success, the ‘unknown soldiers’ threatened the surveillance team. When
their threats failed to yield the desired result, they engaged the surveillance team which managed to arrest and disarm three of their uniformed assailants.

Somehow, the vandals managed to get across to their colleagues who reinforced to the scene, shooting sporadically, in a bid to secure the release of their arrested colleagues. Although they succeeded with
their plan, it was not without consequence as they left one of the men officially assigned to the pipeline surveillance duty shot dead and lying in a pool of his own blood.

But although the uniformed men all escaped, they however left behind some items including, the Mitsubishi truck (mentioned earlier) that brought the first team of soldiers, three jungle hats, a gun magazine and a mobile telephone handset.

At this juncture, we call upon the army authority, the Directorate of State Security Service, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as well as all other relevant government agencies to probe this matter to
forestall the likelihood of a reoccurrence, since the vandalisation of this vital facility has clearly become second-nature to some unpatriotic men of the armed and paramilitary forces of Nigeria.

Yours in Service,
Comrade Akinpelu Abdul-Kabir A.
Media Director

MILITARY VEHICLE BROUGHT

The military vehicle left behind by the assailants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some military items recovered at the scene

Some military items recovered at the scene

This post was written by Alaba Abdulrazak.

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of African News Today. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the author(s). African News Today will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.

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Nnanna Ephraim Ubawuike
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Sorry

Emeka Okoro
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terrible things happens in d amalgamated zooo…wat of millions we re not aware…

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