A member of d deadly hoodlum gang has lost his life while 19 others escaped when they attacked the Dangote Refinery located in the Lekki Free Trade Zone area of Lagos State, TopNaija reports.
This was revealed by the Lagos State Police Command in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, the attack occurred on Monday and police operatives engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
The statement titled, ‘Police Foil Attack On Dangote Refinery’, 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.
“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. Investigation has commenced with a view to arresting the fleeing attackers.”
The PPRO also said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Alabi, said security at the refinery has been fortified.
The Dangote Refinery is an oil refinery owned by the Dangote Group that is under construction in Lekki, Nigeria. When complete, it will have the capacity to process about 650,000 barrels per day of crude oil, making it the largest single-train refinery in the world. The investment is over 7 billion US dollars.