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LADOL: NSCDC guard kills colleague, leaves another seriously wounded

                ...LADOL promises support to affected persons and families

An operative of the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) identified as Innocent Oshemi, on
official security duty at the LADOL Free Zone, on Tuesday shot and killed one
of his colleagues while they argued.

Oshemi also reportedly left a
Korean staff working at the fabrication and integration yard of the Samsung
Heavy Industries (SHI) located in the free zone, seriously wounded.

Eye witnesses
confirmed that the Korean, a SHI-MCI employee was not involved in the argument,
but operating a crane within the yard at the time, when an ‘accidental
discharge’ hit him.
Oshemi was however stopped as he attempted to flee the yard with
the gun, and colleagues overpowered him, dispossessed him of the weapon, before
handing him over to the police. 
Reacting to the situation
on Wednesday, promoters of the Free Zone, LADOL, in a statement by the Public
Relations Officer, Mr. Olakunle Kalejaiye, apologised over the fatal
LADOL gave assurance
of its cooperation for full and comprehensive investigation by both the
Nigerian and Korean authorities.
The LADOL PRO said:  “We
are deeply saddened by the incident which occurred on Tuesday 9 April at the
LADOL Free Zone (LADOL). 
“As announced by the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security
and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Mohammed Abdullahi Gana, a Civil Defence
officer opened fire ‘in error’ at LADOL, and this resulted in one fatality
and one injury. 
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the NSCDC
officer, who tragically lost his life as well as the Samsung Heavy Industries
Nigeria (Samsung) staff member who was injured. 
He stated that the Samsung staff was in stable conditions, as
arrangement are being made to transport him to South Korea for better
“The Samsung staff member was in stable condition in hospital
and arrangements are being made to return him to South Korea. 
“We are providing every support we can to those affected and
their families. The incident on Tuesday 9 April was contained entirely within
the fabrication and integration shipyard in LADOL, where Samsung staff are
currently working on the final stages of the Egina FPSO development
“We commend the NSCDC team in LADOL, particularly their
commander on the scene who swiftly brought the situation under control. We note
that this is an isolated incident which should not be interpreted to portray
NSCDC in a poor light. 
“We also commend and thank the LADOL security team who acted professionally
and calmly to ensure the situation was resolved quickly. 
“LADOL continues to work closely with the NSCDC, Nigerian
Exports Processing Zones Authority and the Nigerian Police Service as they
undertake their investigation into this tragic incident and we will provide
further updates when appropriate.  

“The safety and wellbeing of those who work at the LADOL is our ultimate
priority. We thank our tenants and other visitors in the zone who obeyed the
Free Zone regulations, stayed safe and who have subsequently sent their
condolences and other messages of support.”

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