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