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NSCDC Operatives Allegedly Kill One, Injure six At Petrol Station

Posted: Apr 7, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom & Andrew Utulu, Lagos

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NDCDC) have allegedly opened fire on people scampering for fuel, killing at least one of them and injuring six others.
The victim is said to be a commercial motorcycle operator was killed, while the six other persons sustained gunshot injuries.
The incident happened at about 12noon at Forte Oil Plc, located on 21 Road, close to Ecobank Plc in Festac Town.
It was gathered that the NSCDS operatives numbering about seven stormed the scene in their vehicle looking for those selling fuel on the black market.
It was gathered that the NSCDC shot indiscriminately as they seized the fuel in jerry cans, following which the victim was hit.
Eye witnesses interviewed at the scene told Independent that there was no crisis or any riot at the scene prior to the arrival of the men of (NSCDC).
It was gathered that the victim was shot by a female NSCDC official.
When Independent visited the scene, expended bullets shells littered the ground even as policemen from the Festac Division led by the Divisional Police officer, CSP Monday Agbonika were seen patrolling the area along side with men of the military operation MESA outfit.
Dolapo Badmus, Lagos police image maker, in a press statement issued on Wednesday said “the scuffle with some men at AP filling station, led to indiscriminate firing from the civil defence personnel.
According to Badmus, a superintendent of police, “one motorcycle (okada) rider, Emeka other name yet unknown was shot dead while three others severely injured.”
She further disclosed that Area E Police Commander, Chris Tokunbo Owolabi, an Assistant Commissioner of Police is on ground to restore normalcy in the area, while the command has commenced investigation to identify the civil defence operatives that were involved.