Nigerian militants claim attack on Agip oil facility

March 16, 2011 22:47

ABUJA - Nigeria's main militant group said on Wednesday it was responsible for an attack on an onshore oil facility operated by Italian firm Agip and pledged further strikes on oil infrastructure in the coming days.

"This attack and similar attacks on pipelines and flow stations which will take place in the coming days are a reminder to the Nigerian government and general public not to take our threats for granted," the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said in a statement emailed to media.

The Nigerian army said earlier local youths were suspected to have been behind the attack on Agip's Clough Creek oil flowstation late on Tuesday.

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