3 policemen, tanker driver killed by Kogi oil bunkerers

31 May 2015, Lokoja – Three policemen and a tanker driver whose identities were yet to be ascertained were said reportedly killed by suspected oil bunkerers at Oguda in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that the Oguda area close to the boundary between Kogi and Edo State is a haven for bunkerers who siphon petroleum products from the NNPC pipeline.

A source said though he could not narrate what exactly happened, the police may have engaged the bunkerers who always carry out their illegal activities in the area in a shootout.

According to the source, sporadic gunshots was heard from the direction where illegal bunkering activities normally take place, saying that people only saw the corpses hours after the shootings.

Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilusi said it was not clear what happened but suspect it was the handiwork of bunkerers.

He however solicited for useful information that would enable them police apprehend the culprits.


– The Nation

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