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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:49 PM
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Speedboat gunmen attack U.S. oil workers in Nigeria
Speedboat gunmen attack U.S. oil workers in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) A speedboat full of gunmen attacked a boat carrying oil workers in Nigeria's violence-wracked delta region, killing two Americans, the army said Saturday.
A Nigerian army spokesman, Maj. Said Ahmed, said the workers died Friday evening in the Niger Delta, where the bulk of the country's oil is pumped.

Ahmed did not identify the men or their employer, saying "details are still sketchy."

However, U.S. oil giant ChevronTexaco said two American contractors were missing, along with two Nigerian sailors and two civilian boatmen. A third American, a ChevronTexaco employee, was reported hospitalized in stable condition with gunshot wounds.

The company had "no conclusive proof" yet that the two missing Americans were dead, ChevronTexaco spokesman Deji Haastrup said....

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-04-24-nigeria-u...
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:50 PM
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1. Hmmmm. Together with the Basra attacks, can we say al-Qaeda?
Great job you're doing preventing terra there, Bushie.
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:58 PM
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3. and if AQ is going after American oil interests accessable by water...
...they will run out of speedboats before they run out of targets.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:59 PM
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4. Yes, thanks to him we have terrorists coming
out of the woodwork all over the world.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:58 PM
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2. Ouch!!!...........Karma haunting every Oil Company.
Oh well.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:00 PM
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5. More Details in this story (Chevron/Texaco)
Oil workers die in Nigeria ambush


Five people, including two Americans, have been killed in an armed ambush in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region.
They were among nine people travelling on a boat along the Benin river, west of Warri, when they came under what was described as an "unprovoked attack".

The Americans worked for a company contracted to oil giant Chevron Texaco.

Kidnappings and ambushes are common in the Delta, which remains poor despite producing the bulk of Nigeria's oil wealth, says the BBC's Anna Borzello.

However, a spokesman for Chevron Texaco told the BBC he could not recall another incident in which expatriate workers were killed.

Plans 'on hold'

Gunmen opened fire on the boat late on Friday afternoon.

Chevron Texaco said apart from the five people killed , two were injured, and two others remained missing.

"Preliminary information indicates that the attack was by heavily-armed militants who wanted to dispossess the security personnel of their weapons," said a company spokesman. ..>>

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3655619.stm



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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:47 PM
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6. "Unprovoked Attack" ?
We're on their land, stealing their natural resources ...
"unprovoked" my a**.

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