Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Nigeria’s Niger Delta Militant group bombs Conoil facility

Nigeria's Niger Delta Militant group bombs Conoil facility

NIGERIA

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.

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