The Federal Government has beefed up security around the Port Harcourt refinery.
The move may not be unconnected to recent threats by a new militant group to blow up oil installations in Rivers and Delta states including the Port Harcourt refinery.
Our Correspondent who visited the refinery over the weekend reports that security personnel and patrol vehicles have increased in the area since Tuesday last week.
Some Residents of Eleme, the host community of the Port Harcourt refinery during a chat with our correspondent said the threat if carried out will affect the economy of the region and the nation at large.
The resident advised the feral government against using for in tackling the niger delta crisis.