NNPC calls for calm as fire breaks out at PortHarcourt refinery


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has asked residents of Rivers who live around the refinery in PortHarcourt not to panic, following a fire outbreak in the area.

Earlier on Saturday, residents of Eleme and Okrika LGAs had lamented over the smoke as a result of the inferno, which they said lasted for over one hour with no fire trucks in sight.

Speaking on the incident in a statement, Garba Deen Muhammad, NNPC spokesperson, described the outbreak as a “minor incident”.

He added that the fire was caused by a spark which was ignited when a truck was discharging petroleum product,
adding that it has been brought under control.

Credit: Africa Eye

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