LADOL Free Zone has confirmed that the Samsung staff member who was wounded in a gun shootout that happened in the Zone on Tuesday April 9 is in a stable condition in hospital and arrangements are being made to return him to South Korea.
LADOL noted that it is providing every support to those affected and their families.
‘’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 members are currently working on the final stages of the Egina FPSO development project.
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. ‘’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
(Samsung) staff member who was injured,’’ LADOL stated.