Monday, 11 February 2008

Milittants Atack Nigerian Oil and Gas Project

When will all the atacks and killing of innocent people stop. The Nigerian Goverment and the oil companies must listen to the voice of reason and give the people of the oil producing the right to recource control and seld - determination. Bloggers view.


Gunmen attacked a gas export plant in southern Nigeria on Monday, killing a naval officer and forcing several others to dive for their lives into the water, the navy said.
The unknown attackers stormed the multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas plant at Bonny Island in Rivers State and shot at navy personnel before fleeing, a naval spokesman told AFP.
An industry source said there had been a second attack in the area on a security boat operated by Texaco, a unit of Chevron Corp. (CVX) but neither the navy nor the police could confirm it.
No group has claimed responsibility for the incident at Bonny Island, the latest in a series of attacks to have afflicted the restive Niger Delta region in recent months.
Instability and violence in the region slashed by a quarter oil output in Nigeria, the world's eighth-largest crude exporter, in 2006 and 2007 to 2.1 million barrels a day.

Source: AFP