Sources at the filling station told newsmen that the security guard might have died in the process of trying to scoop fuel from the tanker.
The father of a 12-year-old girl had been working in the filling station for some years and was the head of security before the unfortunate incident occurred.Around 1:00p.m. on Monday, policemen from the Enerhen Divisional Police Station with the help of sympathisers, were seen evacuating the remains of the victim and the bucket he was allegedly using to scoop fuel from the tanker.
Efforts to speak with the management of the filling station and police operatives sent to evacuate the body proved abortive.
However, the body had been deposited in one of the morgues in Effurun, awaiting police investigations.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident when contacted on the telephone.