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Militants attack oil platform in Nigeria

Militants attack oil platform in Nigeria

Nigerian militants have attacked and damaged an offshore oil platform belonging to Royal Dutch Shell PLC in the southern restive oil region.
Shell spokesman Precious Okolobo confirmed the attack early Monday on the company's facilities and said production had been partially shut down.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta militants say their attack sank a military gunboat, resulting in some casualties, but local authorities did not immediately confirm that.
The attack came days after Nigeria's government announced a 60-day amnesty for militants willing to turn themselves in.
But the movement dismissed the offer, saying the amnesty should be aimed at criminals, not "freedom fighters."
The group says it is not ready to negotiate.
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Updated : 2021-06-18 18:51 GMT+08:00