Hoodlums Break Into Dangote Refinery, Serious Gunfire Ensues

Hoodlums Break Into Dangote Refinery, Serious Gunfire Ensues

  • Some criminals tried to cart away armoured cables in Dangote Refinery at Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos
  • However, police officers guarding the refinery intervened, foiled the attempt, and even killed one of the hoodlums
  • According to the spokesman of the police command in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, the attack was in the early hours of Monday, March 28

Lagos - Some armed hoodlums gained access to Dangote Refinery at Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos state on Monday, March 28.

However, as contained in a statement by Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, on Tuesday, March 29, the attack by the criminals who were attempting to steal armoured cables in the refinery was repelled by some officers.

Dangote Refinery
Some hoodlums gained access to the refinery but police officers foiled the attack. (Photo: @DangoteGroup)
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Hundeyin added that the hoodlums fled the refinery when the officers spotted them and began shooting to scare them away, Premium Times reports.

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It was gathered that during the ensuing gunfire, one of the criminals was hit by a bullet and died on his way to a hospital, Vanguard added.

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The police spokesman narrated:

“The hoodlums about 20, who gained access to the refinery through the lagoon side, were repelled. On sighting security operatives, they fled the scene.
“One of the hoodlums was hit in the ensuing gunfire and died on the way to the hospital."

He added that the investigation "has commenced with a view to arresting the fleeing attackers."

Hundeyin went on to state that the commissioner of police in Lagos, CP Abiodun Alabi, has ordered that "security at the refinery has been fortified.”

Meanwhile, Tuesday, March 22, was all good news for Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man.

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A few hours after opening a 3-million-tonne fertilizer plant built at a cost of $2.5 billion, the latest data from the Bloomberg index showed Dangote's wealth jumped by N1.5 billion in a few hours.

Dangote's new fertiliser plant is coming at a time the war in Ukraine has driven up prices for natural gas, a key ingredient for making urea.

Dangote during the opening commissioned by President Muhammdu Buhari said exports from the plant would go to Brazil, which relies heavily on Russia for imports of fertilizer. Shipments would also go to the United States, India, and Mexico.

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