The Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) has described the recent shooting at Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) Free Zone as an isolated incident which should not scare local and foreign investors operating under the Free Zone Scheme in Nigeria.
According to a Thursday, April 18 statement by Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Simon Imobo-Tswam, the Managing Director of NEPZA, Terhemba Nongo, said this when he paid a condolence visit to the management of LADOL Free Zone in Lagos and Commandant-General, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC) in Abuja for the killing of their staff.
Nongo, who was represented by General Manager, Zones Operations (Public), Mr Oyesola Oyenle, led a delegation that included General Manager, Public Private Partnership (PPP), Alhaji Ahmed Gurin, Head, Lagos Liaison Office, Mr Garba Hayatu and Manager, Free Zones, Mr Aliyu Kachalla.
According to the statement, a Korean, Mr Taekun Kang, a Manager with Samsung Heavy Industries-MCI Free Zone Enterprise, and an NSCDC personnel were shot dead by another NSCDC personnel, Mr. Innocent Oshemi, at LADOL Free Zone on April 10.
Oshemi was guarding the free zone as at the time of the incident, according to the statement.
The spokesman said that Nongo pledged NEPZA’s support for comprehensive investigation into the incident, while appealing for calm until the conclusion of investigations by relevant security agencies.