Kachikwu vs Baru: Soldiers, policemen, armoured trucks deployed at NNPC Headquarters

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Secruity at the NNPC Headquarters

There was heavy security presence at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Abuja on Friday.

Armed security men from the Nigeria Police Force and the Army were sighted at the entrance of the oil firm, while police pickup vans and armoured personnel carriers were conspicuously stationed on both sides of the roads that lead to the NNPC.

It was learnt that the deployment was sequel to a request by the security department of the corporation.

NNPC headquarters

A source at the security department told one of our correspondents that the move had become necessary due to the tension generated by the memo written by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, which was leaked.

The minister, had in the memo accused the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, of insubordination.

The memo has generated reactions from Civil Society Organisations, opposition parties and even the National Assembly, which had commenced investigation into the allegations of the awarding of contracts to the tune of $24bn without due process. Continue at Punchng

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