Five security staff have been killed in Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta by armed gunmen, the police and army have confirmed in a statement.
The first attack which targeted two police men happened at a security post in Rivers State on Monday while a second attack which left three soldiers dead occured at Bayelsa state.
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Recent frequent violence in the Niger Delta region has raised fears that the Niger Delta insurgency could likely resume.
Nigeria’s army has promised to crush militants who attack oil companies stressing that the militants will stand to regret the consequences of their actions.
The attack has pushed some oil companies to evacuate their workforce and has raised the level of alert around installations in the Niger Delta.
The Niger Delta has been requesting a share of oil revenue as they push for more development in the region.