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HAPPENING LIVE: Tension In Abuja As Truckload Of Heavily Armed Nigeria Soldiers, Other Security Operatives, Take Over NNPC Headquarters

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Emerging report indicates that the Nigeria Army and other Security Operatives, have taken over the headquarters of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
A source at the security department revealed that the move had become necessary, due to the tension generated by the memo written by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, which was leaked.
The memo has generated reactions from Civil Society Organisations, opposition parties, and even the National Assembly, which has commenced an investigation into the allegations of the awarding of contracts to the tune of $24 billion, without due process.
A source at the NNPC said: “We received fresh reports that people may be coming to demonstrate at the NNPC, so we had to beef the security up around the NNPC.
“Also, the feud between both sides has caused some division at the NNPC. For now, visitors will not be allowed to drive in, except they have a special appointment, or they are Contractors, and there are special identity cards given to Contractors.” 

“Under the bridge beside the NNPC, there is a Military unit on standby. They have been there since Boko Haram started sending threat messages, but now that two Bosses are fighting, they have also been placed on alert.
“Security has also been beefed up, because of the sensitivity of the issue. They are under a Senate investigation, and all those who got the (about) $24 billion contracts have their interests to protect, including international oil companies. So, we are just taking precautionary steps.”
The situation around the NNPC headquarters was described as unusual by people working there.
However, when contacted to speak on why there was heavy security presence at the Corporation, the firm’s Group General Manager, GGM, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, described the development as normal.
He said: “From time to time, we do that. They were there like that sometime last month, and so on and so forth. However, you are aware that this is the country’s National Oil Corporation, and it needs security presence, just like the kind of heavy security presence at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“So it is not unusual. The security men are always there. Last month, they sent Mobile Police and Military contingents here. Do you expect a National Oil Corporation not to have security presence?”

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