Exxon Mobil offshore platform attacked in Akwa Ibom

AN offshore rig belonging to Exxon Mobil Corporation in Eket, Akwa Ibom, was in the early hours of yesterday, attacked by some gunmen suspected to be militants.

The unknown armed attackers allegedly boarded one of the oil firm’s offshore platforms.

But officials of Exxon Mobil did not say whether anyone had been hurt or that any damage had been done to its facility.

“Relevant government and security agencies have been informed and appropriate response measures are underway,” the company said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.