Warri — Shell Nigeria says armed militants attacked an oil flow station in the southern Delta and killed a guard, amid fears of a renewed crisis as the country grapples with halved petroleum prices.
Militant demands have been increasing and range from regional autonomy to a bigger share of the oil wealth that has polluted the Niger Delta region and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and fishermen.
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President Muhammad Buhari has said he will terminate in December a $500 million-a-year amnesty program negotiated in 2009 for 30 000 militants that curbed an insurgency that was killing 1 000 people a year and halved the oil production.
Shell Nigeria spokesman Joseph Obari said Sunday that an investigation has been launched into Friday's attack at Kolo Creek.