Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Sunday confirmed that its flow station in Bayelsa was attacked by suspected gunmen on Friday.
Confirming the incident, the company in a statement issued its spokesman, Mr Joseph Obari, said that investigation into the incident was underway.
“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,” it said.
NAN learnt that the guard who was killed by the gunmen was on duty when they struck.
It was gathered that much havoc would have been done to the facility and personnel but 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.