Fire at Conoil opposite NNPC

A tanker discharging petrol at the Conoil gas station opposite the NNPC corporate headquarters exploded earlier today, shaking surrounding buildings and causing a huge fire ball seen for miles around Abuja. The fire raged for several hours before being subdued.

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, indicated that the four towers of the headquarters of the NNPC were not affected by the inferno.