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Militants Kill Two Eni Oil Workers

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Posted: Jul 4, 2016 at 10:06 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigerian gunmen have reportedly attacked a boat carrying Eni oil workers in the troubled Niger Delta region, killing at least two people.

According to a statement by the Italian company disclosed by several media sources, the workers were attacked on June 29 in the Nembe area and three members managed to escape, although only two bodies were found so far.

The incident is currently under investigation by security agencies and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This attack joins a string of violent activities in the region over the weekend, carried out by the Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

Overnight Sunday, the NDA claimed attacks on five major oil facilities owned by Chevron and the state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The attack, which hit Chevron’s well 7 and 8 and three NNPC trunk lines, was claimed by the NDA on its twitter handle. Since the attack, Twitter has suspended the NDA’s account.

The Chevron-operated wells are located near Abiteye flow station in Warri South West Council Area of the Delta state, while the trunk lines are located near the Batan flow station.