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Shell pulls staff from southern Nigeria after attacks

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Shell pulls staff from southern Nigeria after attacks


Armed groups have attacked oil installations in southern Nigeria again. The oil giant Shell has decided to pull out its staff and their families due to the growing violence. The latest attacks occured in Port Harcourt which is where much of Nigeria’s oil business is based. The gunmen belong to separatist groups demanding a greater share of the oil wealth.

Earlier this week two car bombs went off outside foreign oil companies in the region. Also this month 4 foreign oil workers including three Italians were abducted and are still being held. Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer but its losing around 25 percent of its production due to the fighting.

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