There was a bomb scare at the NNPC Towers in the Central Business District, Abuja on Tuesday.
Security personnel have been placed on alert. Though Tuesday is a normal visiting day in the NNPC, visitors were disallowed from entering the premises apparently as a result of the bomb scare. Even marketers who could not show their identities were denied entry.
While many of those in the NNPC premises scampered for safety, security operatives commenced drills at the Corporate Headquarters in Abuja and all its Strategic Business Units across the Country after the rumoured bomb scare at the corporation.
Speaking on the drill however, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma disclosed that the security drill was “to ward off any possible security breach.” He dispelled the rumour that there was a bomb scare at the NNPC Towers.
He said: “The top management of the Corporation directed the security department to carry out a security drill which is aimed at heightening security consciousness among the staff and all visitors to NNPC installations.”
Ajunoma also stated that the security drill which is a routine at the corporation offices was done “in consonance with the health and safety core values of the Oil and Gas Industry worldwide.”
The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, he said, “as usual conducted a security drill at the Corporate Headquarters and all its Strategic Business Units across the Country to ward off any possible security breach.
There is no cause for alarm. The drill is a regular exercise that the Corporation carries out from time to time to assure our staff and all our visitors that we are on top of our security situation and to heighten our security alertness. The NNPC Towers is well secured and there is no threat of bomb scare anywhere.”