At least nine people, including eight police officers and a Nigerian employee, were killed on Tuesday, January 24, during an attack by gunmen at a facility of the Italian oil company Agip in Port Harcourt. According to ENI, of which Agip is a subsidiary, the attack focused on the bank installed on the site. The group said it lacked details to establish whether the raid was linked to rebels in the Delta region who have been targeting the oil industry for several weeks.
"This is a heist that has succeeded," said the Consul General of Italy in Lagos, about the attack, very well organized and launched from two fast boats. The attackers wore camouflage trellises and berets. They were armed with AK-47. The consul said that no expatriate, so no Italian was killed, contrary to what had first claimed witnesses.