Three workers of Agip Oil Company were killed on Wednesday by unknown gunmen in the creek of Nembe around Obama flow station operated by Eni Oil. The oil workers were ambushed and killed along the creeks while carrying out repair work on Agip pipelines that had been destroyed weeks back.
"They were ambushed in their boat by the sea pirates who operate in the area. The area is a known notorious place where gunmen operate freely,” one source said.
The victims were two Agip staff and one driver.
Desmond Agwu, Sector Commander of the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corp in Bayelsa State, said that the victims’ bodies have not been recovered.