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Official: Gunmen attack Nigerian oil facility killing one sailor

A private security official says gunmen commandeered a Nigerian naval vessel and killed one sailor during an attack an oil facility in Africa's biggest oil producer.

  • AP
  • Published: 11:40 April 13, 2009
  • Gulf News

Lagos: A private security official says gunmen commandeered a Nigerian naval vessel and killed one sailor during an attack an oil facility in Africa's biggest oil producer.

The official said about 18 boatloads of fighters hit the facility run by Royal Dutch Shell's local joint venture early Monday in Nigeria's southern Bayelsa state.

Shell officials and Nigerian authourities weren't immediately available for comment.

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