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Nigeria: Community debunks rumour of plot to attack Chevron

offshore rig on fireAmadiwei, Chairman of Benikrukru Community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Jeffrey Ojogun, has said there was no security threat to the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL.

Speaking in Benikrukru Community Town Hall during a general meeting of the community, where leaders of the community passed a vote of confidence on him and his exco, Ojogun specifically urged Chevron to disregard the rumour of planned disruption of its operations in the area.

He said: “We will ensure that Chevron’s operations and facilities are well protected. We are going to ensure that there is no pipeline vandalism, no oil theft. It has not happened before and the people and Chevron know this quite well.”

Ojogun, whose tenure lasts till October, added “we are telling members of the public in general and Chevron in particular that there is no security threat in Benikrukru community and that there is no cause for alarm.

“We are peace-loving people of the state and the country and ours is to ensure the promotion of the peace and security.”

agenda of the Delta State Government.

“I am very grateful to the confidence all of you have reposed in my executives. As far as the community is still with me, I have full confidence.”

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