Friday, 1 July 2016

Sea pirates kill three Agip workers in Bayelsa

Hoodlums, suspected to be sea pirates, have killed three workers of an international oil company, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, in Bayelsa State.

It was learnt that the incident occurred on Wednesday at a work station in the creeks of Nembe around Obama flow station operated by Eni Oil, a parent company of Agip.

A security source, who craved anonymity, said the victims were  two engineers and a driver.
The source said the three workers were ambushed and killed along the creeks while carrying out repair work on Agip pipelines that were destroyed some weeks ago.

He said, “The sea pirates, who operate in the area, carried out an ambush on the oil workers.  The area is a notorious place where gunmen operate freely.”

When contacted, the Commandant,  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Desmond Agu, confirmed the attack, saying it took place on June 29.

He said already, the search team of security operatives had recovered two dead bodies and their corpses had been taken to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by ambulance.

Agu said, “The search team, made up of civil defence,  Navy, Army, gunboat crew and others left Obama station at 0915 hours on Thursday in search of the bodies of killed Agip personnel.

“At about 1100 hours, the dead bodies of two killed personnel were discovered in Oguama River close to Oguama community in Bayelsa. They were taken to Ogbia jetty for onward movement to Port Harcourt.”









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