Nigerian militant group says carried out warning strike on Conoil facility in Bayelsa state

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Vehicles are seen queued at the Conoil filling station, opposite to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation headquarters (not pictured) in Abuja, Nigeria December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – A Nigerian militant group on Sunday said it carried out a “warning” strike on an oil facility owned by energy company Conoil in the southern state of Bayelsa on Friday and threatened a production shut down.

The Koluama Seven Brothers said in a statement it would carry out further strikes if its demands, including job creation, were not met by the company and a traditional leader. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said a blast was heard on Friday around a Conoil pipeline in Bayelsa.

Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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