Nigeria (Country threat level – 5)

According to reports on 30 June 2008, an unidentified group of militants attacked a houseboat owned by Shell in the Olama area of Rivers State. The attack, which occurred at approximately 1800 local time (1700 UTC), killed two of the houseboat’s security operatives. The boat houses Shell employees and naval personnel.
Following the initial attack, the militants proceeded to Bonny Island in Rivers State, where they engaged members of the Joint Task Force (JTF) — a security organization formed to combat the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and other militant groups — in a firefight for several hours. The firefight reportedly resulted in the deaths of three civilians and two militants; only one JTF soldier was injured. No group has claimed responsibility for this attack.

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