Police have confirmed the death of a civilian during a gun battle with pipeline vandals at Ibafo area of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that another person was injured.
Mr Adejobi explained that death of the civilian occurred during a sporadic shooting between the securities agents and suspected oil pipeline vandals in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
He told reporters that the assault from the suspected vandals was repelled by the security men attached to the area while assuring the residents of adequate security in the region.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer also maintained that the situation had been put under control.