Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nigeria Arrests Three Suspects in Attack on Eni Pipeline

Business Week
3 November 2011

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s State Security Police said officers arrested three people allegedly responsible for an attack on an oil pipeline operated by Eni SpA’s local unit in the southern Niger River delta that caused crude spills.

The Oct. 1 attack in Nembe Creek in Bayelsa state followed a threat by militants in the delta to resume hostilities against Nigeria’s oil industry, Marilyn Ogar, a security police spokeswoman, told reporters today in Abuja, the capital.

“The attack was carried out to coerce Nigeria Agip Oil Co. to contract the surveillance of the pipeline to them,” she said. “The suspects have made useful confessions and will soon be charged.”

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