A suspected pipeline vandal, Abu Shehu, 28, has died while trying to siphon fuel from a vandalized NNPC pipeline in Gwacipe village in Gurara local government area in Niger state.
In aÂ statement released today July 7, the spokesperson of the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, said while acting on credible information, police operatives attached to G/Babangida division,Â intercepted Abu whoÂ was suspected to have vandalized one of the NNPC pipeline in the villageÂ and was scooping PMS products from a dugout pit.
Wasiu said Abu became unconscious while in the excavated hole. The police rushed himÂ to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The police spokesperson saidÂ two accomplices of the deceased, Ibrahim Musa and Sani Musa both ofÂ Gwacipe villageÂ were arrested and will be charged to court soon.