Exxon Mobil Housing Compound Attacked in Akwa Ibom State

On February 17, twenty four gunmen attacked a jetty near an ExxonMobil housing complex in Eket, Akwa Ibom state. A Nigerian army unit stationed nearby to guard the complex drove them off after a 30 minute battle. Local security officials believe the gunmen are still in the area and ExxonMobil has removed the dependents of employees living at the complex. The attackers may be a mix of local residents and “militants” from neighboring states. 
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