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ABEOKUTA — Pandemonium broke out, yesterday, at the Arepo pipeline on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State after suspected vandals reportedly shot dead two policemen and abducted two others during a gun battle.
Vanguard gathered that the vandals were scooping fuel in the area after an explosion earlier, prompting a team of policemen to race to the scene.
It was learnt that firefighters and rescue personnel were still battling to put out the fire from the pipeline explosion at press time.
Attempt to confirm the incident from the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, was unsuccessful.
But a security source who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed that the suspected vandals clashed with policemen at Arepo, yesterday morning.
She said an illicit operation was ongoing at the area when fight erupted between the vandals and some policemen.
“Vandals, who normally operate in the Arepo area, shot some policemen. Two policemen were kidnapped but I can’t say whether the policemen have been rescued or not.”
Meanwhile, four articulated vehicles, including a petrol-laden tanker, were burnt in a multiple accident which occurred on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Saturday night.