By Prince Ebuka
A Niger Delta militant group in Nigeria’s south-south, known as Koluama Seven Brothers, on Sunday said it carried out a “warning” strike on an oil facility owned by energy company Conoil in Bayelsa state, still in the south-south region of the country.
The attack was carried out on Friday, by the new group.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps confirmed that a blast was heard on Friday around a Conoil pipeline in Bayelsa.
The militants threatened a production shut down at the facility owned by Mike Adenuga, a Nigerian multi business man and a billionaire.
The Koluama Seven Brothers said in a statement it would carry out further strikes if its demands, including job creation, were not met by the company and a traditional leader.
Conoil Producing Nigeria operates six highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta and produces over 80,000 barrels of oil per day, according to information on its website.