Five staff of Dangote Cement factory in Obajana, Kogi State, were on Wednesday shot by security agents enforcing the closure of the company.
Although details of the shooting incident are still sketchy, a staff confirmed the occurence to Newsbreak.ng on Wednesday evening, blaming it on men of the Kogi State Vigilante Service.
The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) sealed Dangote Cement factory in Obajana.
This news medium learned that the KGIRS sealed the company over alleged tax evasion and acquisition controversy.
The action was reportedly backed by the Kogi State House of Assembly.
“It was the vigilante personnel who came with the KGIRS officials to enforce the sealing of the organisation that shot.
“When they came and some of our young staff were somewhat protesting, they open fire, and about five of our workers were hit by bullets,” the Dangote staff told this reporter.
At 16.25Mta capacity across five lines, Dangote’s cement factory at Obajana is the largest of three factories in Nigeria.
The company is founded by Nigerian business magnate, Aliko Dangote.