by WALE IBRAHIM

 

 

At least, three police officers and a tanker driver, whose identity were yet to be ascertained, have been shot dead by suspected illegal oil bunkerers.

The incident occurred at Oguda area in Okene Local Government Area, a border town between Kogi and Edo states known to be a notorious haven for oil thieves, who are in the habit of stealing petroleum products from NNPC pipelines.

A source, however, hinted that though no one could really ascertained what led to the killing of the policemen, but told National Mirror that the policemen may have engaged bunkerers in a gun battle, who were carrying illegal oil in the area at the time of the incident.

The source stated that there were sporadic gunshots from that direction where bunkering activities normally take place, adding that people only saw the bodies hours after the gunshots subsided Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who confirmed the incident, said it was not really clear how it happened, but it was suspected to be the handiwork of illegal oil bunkerers. He, however, solicited for useful information that would enable the police apprehend the culprits.

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