The Lagos state police command says its operatives have foiled an attempt by armed hoodlums to vandalise power installations at the Dangote Refinery.
Benja Hundeyin, police public relations officer (PPRO), told newsmen that the incident happened at about 11 am on Monday.
Dangote Oil Refinery is a 650,000 barrels per day (BPD) integrated refinery project under construction in the Lekki free trade zone area of Lagos state.
It is Africa’s biggest oil refinery and the world’s biggest single-train facility.
Hundeyin said about 20 hoodlums gained access into the facility to steal amoured cables before security men intercepted them.
“Some shootings occurred, one of them was hit, and the others escaped. They were about 20 in numbers. The one that was hit died on the way to the hospital,” he said.
“Security around that area has been fortified and investigation has begun. No arrest has been made.”