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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has denied reports that it shut down its flow stations in oil rich state of Bayelsa owing to fears of attack by aggrieved militants. Shell
The operations of the oil firm were running but declined further details, Joseph Obari, spokesperson for the oil giant told reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital on Saturday.
“Our operations are continuing and we will not comment on security issues,” he added.
Local media reports had alleged that the oil firm acted to forestall attacks by militants aggrieved by President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss in the March 28, 2015 presidential polls.
Tunu, and Bensede Kussi flow stations operated by SPDC in Southern Ijaw and Kolokumo/Opokum Local Government Areas Bayelsa were allegedly shut down due to security concerns.
Security sources said the Tunu flow station facility was shut down for operational reasons, noting that the shutdown had nothing to do with anticipated attack by militants. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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