June 19, 2024

One dead, as suspected hoodlums attack on Dangote refinery


Solomon Ezeme

An attempt by suspected hoodlums to vandalize Dangote’s 650,000 BPD (barrels per day) Integrated Refinery in Lekki, Lagos, was foiled by the swift response of the security operatives on Monday evening.

This incidence is on the heels of rising spate of attacks on major infrastructures in the country, the most recent being the attack on the Kaduna rail track, which left several people dead.

Eons Intelligence, a strategic intelligence and advisory group, in a tweet obtained by EnergyDay from its official handle @eonsintelligenc, claimed “ the Lagos State Police operatives foiled attempt to vandalize power installations at Dangote Refinery, by armed hoodlums who came in through the lagoon.

It was however reported that one of the vandals was shot dead while others escaped with bullet wounds.

The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, was not available at press time to provide further updates

Tony Chiejina, Group Head,Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, did not pick telephone calls put across to him

The Dangote Refinery is Nigeria’s panacea to the incessant challenge of petroleum product availability across the country and it is due to commence full operations in the third quarter of the year although, the petrochemical arm of the multi-billion dollar complex has started with fertilizer production and export sales.

Further investigations by EnergyDay revealled that the power installation facility which came under attack at the refinery, is the electricity supply backbone, powering the entire complex .it has a nameplate capacity to produce 12,000mw

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