Earlier today, a major fire was spotted at the NNPC refinery in Warri city, Delta State.
Though the fire was later quenched 40 minutes after, but a lot of damage has been done.
Moments after the fire, Niger Delta’s militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta ( MEND) released a media statement claiming responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, MEND claim they intend to destroy the whole refinery.
Check out the official press statement below:
“As long as President Goodluck Jonathan continues to rely on an unsustainable and fraudulent Niger Delta Amnesty programme, peace and security will continue to elude his government in the region,” it said, adding, “‘Hurricane Exodus’ is on course!’”