An oil facility in Rivers State which reportedly belonged to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company has been attacked by militants.
Naija News understands that the fresh attack is coming a few hours following the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum the militants issued to the company to address their demands.
The militant group identified as ‘Bayan-Men’ are said to have issued a directive that Agip should deal directly with the 27 communities in the Obosi area of Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state, according to the Federal Government resolution.
However, upon the expiration of its ultimatum, the militants reportedly attacked the facility on Wednesday.
The attack reportedly resulted in an explosion that shattered the serenity of the area, the PUNCH reports.
In another news, the Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of people in some communities of the state.
This follows Tuesday’s fresh attack on Ancha village, Miango District in Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State in which at least two persons were killed.
The spokesperson for the Plateau Police ASP Ubah Gabriel, while confirming the incident said security operatives have been deployed to the affected area to restore calm.
Speaking on the incident, the National Publicity Secretary of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison accused Fulani herdsmen of carrying out the killings.
He told Daily Trust that two farmers identified as Daniel James (32) and Zakwe Deba (35) were ambushed and killed by the Fulani militia herdsmen, Naija News reports.