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Three policemen, nine vandals die in gun battle

At least, three policemen and nine suspected vandals were reportedly killed during gun battle.

The police said about 20 suspected vandals were said to have engaged in battle in Igando, Lagos. The hoodlums were said to have sabotaged two underground Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines from where they siphoned petroleum products.

It was gathered that the hoodlums in speed boats strategically positioned themselves in the creeks to ward off intruders during their operation.

But the IGP Special Taskforce on Anti-pipeline Vandalism from Abuja stumbled on them.

The hoodlums, it was learnt, opened fire on the policemen allegedly, killing three of them.

The police team returned fire, killing nine of the suspected vandals; some were injured.

Others were said to have escaped in their speed boats.
A senior police officer confirmed the story, but added: “I cannot tell whether anyone died.”

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Posted By BOBRICKY On 07:20 Fri, 15 May 2015

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