THE Nigerian Navy has disclosed a failed attempt by suspected militants on Thursday night to attack Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, and the Pipeline Products Marketing Company, PPMC.
It was disclosed by Commodore Joseph Dzunve, Commander Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS, Delta state, who said the militants made fruitless efforts to attack the facilities, which caused an explosion.
“Our men fired at a boat suspected to be carrying explosive materials. They must have dropped it in the process and it got hit by our fire, that’s why it exploded. So we adjudge that it was an attempt to sabotage the PPMC”, Dzunve stated.
ACP Mohammed Muazu, Commander, Warri Area Command of the Nigerian Police corroborated that, “I heard some people came close to the jetty and the navy stopped them suspecting they had come for something mischievous.
“When they refused to stop, the navy shot just to scare them away. What followed the shooting was that explosion, but what I don’t know yet is whether the shooting caused the explosion. I got this information from about three sources.”

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