Nine operatives of Department of States Security have been killed by vandals at the Konu area of Ogun State.
Nine operatives of the Department of States Security (DSS) have been killed by vandals at the Konu area of Ogun State. Dependable source told The Union that they were shot dead by pipeline vandals ,numbering over 20 and clad in black shirts and trousers, with red bands tied round their heads when they stormed Arepo creeks and broke a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) .
It was gathered that the hoodlums had loaded over eight trucks with the siphoned petroleum product, while their members drove the trucks, through Konu to where they wanted to offload the products.
Sources said a call came from the NNPC informing them of the oil theft and based on the information a team of DSS officials were dispatched to the scene to effect arrest of the hoodlums unknown to them that the vandals were fully prepared and had stationed some of its members to destroy anyone who wants to stop them from carrying out the operation.
It was gathered that unknown to the operatives that danger was lurking ahead they ran into the ambush of the vandals who opened fire killing the nine occupants who were in a vehicle on the spot.
Another source told The Union that the operatives were on their way to attend the social wake of one of their colleagues and the hoodlums on seeing them felt they were there to effect arrest of the hoodlums who were on operation decided to eliminate them.
As at the time of writing this story the exact number of operatives who were in the vehicle is yet to be ascertained and efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer Ogun State Olugbenga Olajobi was not successful.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong