Mkpoikana Udoma 16 October 2015, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – Oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has confirmed that its Kolo Creek flow station in Ogbia Local Government of Bayelsa State, has been attacked by suspected gunmen.
A statement by Shell’s spokesperson, Mr. Joseph Obari, who confirmed the incident, said investigation into the incident was underway.
According to the statement, “There was an armed attack on a Joint Task Force (JTF) sentry post at Kolo Creek Flow Station on October 9, 2015, in the Eastern Niger Delta.
“Regrettably, a community guard at the flow station lost his life in the incident. We are saddened at this loss of life and our thoughts are with the bereaved family.
“The security agencies are investigating the incident,” the statement read.
Obari in the statement also disclosed that the guard who was killed by the gunmen was on duty when the gunmen struck.
He also said that much havoc would have been done to the facility and personnel if not for the prompt response by the JTF.
“The sound of gunshots fired by the suspected militants alerted the security team stationed to guard the oil installation, which repelled the gunmen, forcing them to run away,” the statement added.