Gunmen attack Exxon facility off Nigeria -source

LAGOS, Nov 15 (BestGrowthStock) – Gunmen attacked an oil facility
off the southern coast of Nigeria operated by U.S. energy firm
Exxon Mobil (XOM.N: ) overnight but it was unclear whether there
were any injuries or damage, a security source said on Monday.

The site was a deep offshore facility off the coast of Akwa
Ibom, one of the states that make up the Niger Delta, home to
Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry, said the source, who
declined to be named because investigations were continuing.

The attack would be the second of its kind in as many weeks
off Akwa Ibom. Militants attacked a rig operated by exploration
firm Afren (AFRE.L: ) in the region a week ago, kidnapping two
Americans, two Frenchmen, two Indonesians and a Canadian.

That attack was claimed by the Movement for the Emancipation
of the Niger Delta (MEND), the main militant group in the
region, which has warned of further strikes against energy
facilities. [ID:nLDE6AB0L5] [ID:nLDE6A708L]
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(Reporting by Nick Tattersall)

Gunmen attack Exxon facility off Nigeria -source