Warri Refinery is safe from explosion heard nearby. Following a series attack by militants on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta Region which have dropped Nigeria’s production by a third.
NUPENG zonal chairman, Cogent Ojobor, is quoted saying “No one has been able to pinpoint the explosion, but there was a big bang around Warri axis yesterday. For now, no production is affected”.
The Nigerian Navy said the explosion was as a result of Naval officers who opened fire on a boat that was suspected of carrying explosives. Joseph Dzunve is quoted saying “Our men fired at a boat that was suspected of carrying explosive materials”. He further said the shots at the boat may have hit an explosive material and caused the explosion.