Okomu Oil Plc has confirmed incidence of a gunmen attack on the company’s rubber plantation on the 1st of February 2022.
The notice which was signed by the Company’s secretary, Chukwuebuka Omerole, and filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited, was addressed to shareholders and the investing public.
The company specializes in the cultivation of oil palm and in the extraction, refining, and processing of fresh fruit bunches into crude palm oil for resale.
According to the notice, the incidence occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 1st February 2022, in which a number of gunmen armed with rifles stormed the company’s plantation located at Okomu-Udo, Ovia South-West Local Government Area, Edo State.
The attack on the plantation left one person dead, while three excavators and 90 hectares of the rubber plantation were set ablaze.
Despite the attack, the company states that work has commenced normally and disruption are minimal, as the Police and other security agencies are liasing with the Management to secure the company and its workers in order to forestall any further attacks of this nature in the future.
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