In Bayelsa NSCDC recovers bodies of oil workers killed by militants

The oil workers, who are employees of Agip Oil Company were killed while repairing an oil pipeline belonging to the company.

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Bodies of the two oil workers allegedly killed by suspected militants in Bayelsa State, has been recovered by a search team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The recovery was made on Thursday, June 30, 2016, according to Mr Desmond Agu, the NSCDC Commandant for Bayelsa State.

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Agu said, “The search team, made up of NSCDC operatives, Navy, Army, gunboat crew and others, left Obama station at 0915 hours on Thursday in search of the Agip personnel.”

“At about 1100 hours, the dead bodies of two personnel were discovered in Oguama River close to Oguama community in Bayelsa. They were taken to Ogbia jetty for onward movement to Port Harcourt.”

Three oil workers employed by the Agip Oil Company were killed, but only two bodies have been found.

They were reportedly killed by gunmen loyal to the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers.

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