A week-long demonstration at a Chevron office in Nigeria may be close to ending as protesters get ready to meet with government officials.
Vanguard, a local news outlet, apparently coined the ‘Occupy Chevron’ headline.
Vanguard said protesters involved in the demonstration will meet with government and police officials on Monday to try to resolve the dispute.
The demonstration began last week when protesters blocked the gate at a Chevron administrative and logistics office in Warri in the Niger Delta region.
Protesters have said they want more jobs and housing opportunities.
Chevron told Reuters that protesters also demonstrated at the company’s Escravos tank farm but the company did not say if production was impacted the action.
Chevron has not commented on the meeting or the protests.
Nigerian Navy officials told the Vanguard on Saturday that they have apprehend two men suspected of attacking Chevron sites in the Niger Delta.
Commodore Joseph Dzunve told the paper that the men are suspected of attacking Chevron facilities between May 2016 and June 2016.
Further information about the suspects or their alleged involvement in the attacks has not been released.
Militants have claimed responsibility for several attacks against Chevron facilities in the Niger Delta this year including an attack on the Okan offshore facility in May.
A slew of attacks against oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria forced about 700,000 barrels per day of oil output offline earlier this year.
According to S&P Global Platts, the attacks sank Nigerian production to 30-year lows in May.
Production in Nigeria “tentatively recovered” in June after rising 150,000 barrels per day to 1.57 million barrels per day, S&P Global Platts said.
Nigerian production hit 30-year lows in May as militancy continued in the country’s oil rich Niger Delta.