NUPENG decries killing of Shell staff in Bayelsa

NUPENG-Logo-418 October 2015, Lagos – Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has condemned the killing of an oil worker by gunmen at Kolo Creek Flow Station belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company in Ogbia, Bayelsa State.

The union, in a statement by its president, Igwe Achese, said that the killing of the oil worker was one death too many, saying: “Oil workers who toil day and night to produce the hydrocarbon which is the mainstay of our economy should not be exposed to such dangers due to security lapses, despite the hazards of their jobs.

The death of the oil worker, identified as Austin Igwe, is unfortunate despite the presence of men of the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, “Operation Pulo Shield,” at the flow station. The Union expresses its disappointment at the JTF men at the flow station who were caught napping by the gunmen who carted away their caliber weapons.”

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