NNPC calls for calm as fire breaks out at PortHarcourt refinery

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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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