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Militants attack Shell flow station, kill guard

12 October 2015, 07:02

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.

Also Read: Shell pumps additional 50,000 bpd from Nigeria's Bonga field

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.

- AP


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