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Published On: Wed, Mar 12th, 2014

Confusion over bomb scare in NNPC

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NNPC Towers AbujaBy Etuka Sunday

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) headquarters was yesterday thrown into confusion over wild claims of Boko Haram attack.

The rumours of the possible bomb blast which filtered in at the early hours heightened security measures around the four towers of the Corporation.

According to reports, armed security officials took control of the NNPC Towers, ensuring that there is a free movement of vehicles on the adjoining roads.

Sources said access to the Tower was restricted to only workers of the corporation and few visitors who were thoroughly screened since Tuesday is a normal visiting day in the NNPC.

Peoples Daily learnt that marketers who could not show their identities were denied entry.

However, a source within the Corporation said soldiers and Policemen have always been part of the security arrangement at the NNPC Towers, especially since the last Boko Haram attack in Abuja.

He added that the heightened security may be due to intelligence about possible attack by members of the insurgent group in the city.

Meanwhile, when contacted o phone, the Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim dismissed the claims, saying he was not aware of any bomb scare at the headquarters.

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