Two Eni workers were reportedly killed during a militant attack last week in the Niger Delta region.

An Eni spokesperson told Rigzone that a boat transporting five workers in the Nembe area was attacked by militants on June 29.

Three of the workers aboard the boat managed to escape to a nearby flow station but two of the workers went missing.

The company spokesperson told Rigzone that the bodies of the two missing workers were recovered two days after the attack.

According to OE Digital, all five workers are employed by Eni’s Nigerian Agip Operating Company and the group was traveling to a well location for routine operations.

Law enforcement officials are investigating the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Eni sites in Nigeria have been the targets of several militant attacks this year, including attacks by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

In May, the NDA claimed responsibility for an explosives attack against Eni’s gas pipeline in Ogbembiri in Bayelsa state.

Last month, the NDA also claimed responsibility for attacks against the the Eni operated Brass to Tebidaba crude oil line and Eni’s Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and Clough Creek to Tebidaba crude pipelines.

No injuries were reported in connection with the May and June attacks.

The NDA usually claims responsibility for attacks on social media sites.

However, the group’s Twitter account has been suspended.

Although Nigeria is the largest crude producer in Africa, the militant attacks have disrupted as much as 500,000 barrels per day of the country’s crude output.


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