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Nigerian militant group says carried out 'warning' strike on Conoil facility in Bayelsa state

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YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group on Sunday said it carried out a "warning" strike on an oil facility owned by energy company Conoil in the southern state of Bayelsa on Friday and threatened a production shut down.

The Koluama Seven Brothers said in a statement it would carry out further strikes if its demands, including job creation, were not met by the company and a traditional leader. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said a blast was heard on Friday around a Conoil pipeline in Bayelsa.

(Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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