One hoodlum was killed while 19 others escaped when they attacked the Dangote Refinery located in the Lekki Free Trade Zone area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State Police Command made this known 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.