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ExxonMobil Nigeria Terminal Attacked

"Our response was to go into lockdown and for now operations are ongoing"

Seven boatloads of militants attacked one of ExxonMobil's oil export terminals in Nigeria on Monday, engaging guards in a gunfight.

"There are seven boats of militants at Qua Iboe terminal," the industry source said, asking not to be named.

ExxonMobil's spokeswoman Gloria Essien said: "We have unconfirmed reports of shooting all around the Eket area. Our response was to go into lockdown and for now operations are ongoing."