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Fear of Attacks: Shell shuts down flow stations in Bayelsa

By Emma Amaize

YENAGOA – SHELL Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCo, has reportedly shut down some of its flow stations in Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor Local Government Areas of Bayelsa state because of anxiety that ex-militants may attack the facilities following the outcome of the presidential election.

The incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, who lost last Saturday’s presidential election to the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is from Bayelsa state, but he had accepted defeat in good fate and urged his supporters to eschew violence.

Among the flow stations reportedly closed down are Tunu, Bensede Kussi, all in Bayelsa state, but Shell’s Corporate Media Relations Manager, Mr. Precious Okolobo and the company’s spokesman in Port-Harcourt, Mr Joseph Obari, in an SMS to our reporter, said, “Our operations are continuing and we will not comment on security issues.”


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