19 April 2016
Police have confirmed that a civilian was killed in a gun battle between security agents and pipeline vandals at Ibafo area of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.
Another victim, although injured was confirmed by Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman of the Ogun state police command.
Mr. Adejobi revealed that the death of the civilian happened as a result of sporadic shooting between the security agents and suspected oil pipeline vandals in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
He mentioned that the assault from the suspected vandals was repulsed by the security men assigned to the area as he assured the residents of sufficient security in the region.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer maintained that the situation had been put under control.