Gunmen Kill Four Policemen, Abduct Six Oil Workers

Gunmen on a speedboat in Bayelsa State have killed four policemen and kidnapped six Nigerian Agip energy firm employees in an attack that happened on Friday, October 24 in the Nembe Creek area of the state.

Mustapha Anka, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task Force in the region, said, “Four policemen who were escorting a boat were attacked and killed. Six oil workers were abducted in the incident.”

Emmanuel Ojukwu, spokesman, police headquarters told the media that three officers were killed but multiple reports from the region put the death toll at four.

A security source in the Niger Delta identified the hostages as employees of the Nigerian subsidiary of the Italian energy firm Agip, which is controlled by ENI, one of the world’s largest oil companies.

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