Monday October 2nd, 2006 / 22h33
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP)–A convoy of workers for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) was attacked while being accompanied by a military escort in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, Bisi Ojediran, a company spokesman in Lagos, said Monday.
Ojediran said he could not confirm any casualties. Oil company convoys usually travel with a military escort in the dangerous delta region.
It was not immediately clear if the Shell convoy was attacked in the same incident as one in which dozens of militants sank two military patrol boats, killing five soldiers. The incident, which occurred in the same area, also left nine others missing, an army spokesman said.