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24-hour patrol ordered after attack at refinery

11 March 2014, 11:43

Awka - Governor Peter Obi of Anambra has ordered a 24-hour patrol and surveillance at the Orient Petroleum Resources Plc at Aguleri-Otu in Anambra East Local Government Area.

The order came on the heels of a recent attack on the refinery which led to the destruction of some facilities.

According to the state’s Commissioner for Information and Culture, Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike,the governor gave the order to forestall further destruction of the facilities.

He said the state government was not happy with the security breach and was already appraising the situation.

He said the extent of damage and casualties is not yet known.

He urged the people and contractors to go back to their businesses as normalcy had been restored.

Meanwhile, the traditional ruler of the host community, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, has expressed shock at the magnitude of damage to lives and property by the invaders.

"I personally visited the scene of the attack and was dumbfounded by the gross brutality to the citizens, the company staff and the extent of damage to property.
"What baffled me most was how the hoodlums were able to wreck such magnitude of damage to life and property undisturbed with the presence of security personnel," Edozieun said.

-  NAN

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