05 December 2013, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said that the four towers of the corporate headquarters of the NNPC was not affected by any inferno neither was it bombed by any insurgent group.
The General Manager, NNPC Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim made this clarification following claims to the contrary.
Dr. Ibrahim stated that a fuel tanker was offloading premium motor spirit (petrol) at a filling station across the road, opposite the NNPC Towers, when it suddenly caught fire.
‘’When the filling station opposite the NNPC Towers Abuja went up in flames on Thursday afternoon, the NNPC as a socially responsible and responsive corporate body mobilised its firemen to help in combating the raging inferno. I can say without mincing words that the fire incident had nothing to do with explosion in the Towers’’, Dr. Ibrahim stated.