Police & guard beheaded by armed robbers at NNPC mega station
Criminal elements unleashed terror when they paid an unexpected visit to the mega station of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Asa Dam, Ilorin – the state capital of Kwara State on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
This was not just another robbery. According to reports, the armed robbers cut off the heads of a security operative and a police officer in the course of the attack.
Bidding their time, the attackers waited until staff of the organization departed for their homes. They showed up for their mission when the coast was clear. Confirming that two people were beheaded by the robbers, a resident who did not want to be mentioned said:
“During the bloody incident, the armed robbers beheaded a sergeant and a security guard attached to the fuel station.”
The horrible attack at NNPC filling station Illorin left local people in shock and panic
NNPC filling station in Asa Dam, Ilorin shut down
Following the deadly incident, the NNPC station was temporarily shut down. Residents are already feeling the brunt of the station not being in operation, and are afraid that fuel scarcity is in sight.
Ajayi Okasanmi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the attack, stating that investigations were being done to bring the culprits to justice.
Residents nearby are afraid the station closure will lead to fuel scarcity