Nigeria: Military Launch Offensive in Oil-Producing South

May 30, 2016 3:34 PM

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Witnesses and the military say Nigerian security forces have killed and injured an unknown number of people in the oil-producing south where militant attacks have halved petroleum production.

The military said it attacked speedboats and killed and injured some militants Sunday. A community group said the soldiers fired Saturday on a speedboat that was traveling to Oporoza to evacuate civilians wounded in the military's siege of the town.

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