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(Thomson Financial) – A navy officer was killed and four injured in an overnight attack on a naval vessel protecting a Royal Dutch Shell offshore oilfield in southern Nigeria, industry and security sources told Agence France-Presse.

‘We got a report that militants attacked the navy vessel NNS Obula at 2105 hours. The vessel was detailed to protect the EA oilfield operated by Shell. One navy officer was killed while four were injured,’ a Shell security official told AFP.

The State Security Service (SSS) also confirmed the attack.

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