Death at LADOL: We are ready to support investigation – Management

Following the death of a staff of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at Lagos Deep Offshore logistic Base (LADOL) Free Zone on Tuesday April 9, 2019, the management of LADOL has said that it was working closely with the NSCDC, Nigerian Exports Processing Zones Authority and the Nigerian Police Service in their investigation to unravel the cause of incident.

On Tuesday April 9, a Civil Defence officer in the zone reported opened fire, killed his colleague and wounded a Korean.

LADOL said it would provide further updates when appropriate to help the investigators. ‘’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.’’

Saddened by this development, LADOL 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. 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 staff member (Samsung) who was injured. The Samsung staff member is in stable condition and is now returning to South Korea. We are providing every support we can to those impacted 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 project.’’

The organisation commended the NSCDC for bring the situation under control. ‘’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,’’ said LADOL, saying the welfare and wellbeing of its staff and other tenants in the zone is paramount.

‘’The safety and wellbeing of those who work at the LADOL is our ultimate priority,’’ noted LADOL. 

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