Three persons working for Agip were killed on Wednesday by unknown gunmen in the creek of Nembe around Obama flow station operated by Eni Oil, also known as Nigeria Agip Oil Company.
According to local and security sources, the oil workers were ambushed and killed along the creeks while carrying out repair work on Agip pipelines that had been destroyed weeks back.
"They were ambushed in their boat by the sea pirates who operate in the area. The area is a known notorious place where gunmen operate freely,” one source said.
The victims were two Agip staff and one driver.
Confirming the attacks, Desmond Agwu, Sector Commander of the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corp in Bayelsa State, said that the victims’ bodies have not been recovered.
"We are still searching for their bodies. I can say they are missing for now,” Mr. Agwu said.