Armed robbers behead policeman & security operative in NNPC station attack

10/15/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Unbelievable! Robbers left many people in shock after beheading a police officer and a security guard when they attacked an NNPC station. Read details of the incident below!

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.”

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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.

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Residents nearby are afraid the station closure will lead to fuel scarcity

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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