Niger Delta militants have attacked a boat belonging to NNPC in the Warri area of Delta state, killing at least six persons. The army in a statement on Thursday said four civilians, two soldiers were killed.
“During the deliberate attack two soldiers were killed, one wounded, one soldier missing while four civilian staff attached to the house boat were shot dead,” the army said in a statement.
The attack took place on Wednesday in the Warri area, where militants have staged a series of attacks on oil pipelines in recent weeks.
It was not clear whether the attack was carried out by Niger Delta Avengers.