SECURITY | Gunmen kill 5 guarding Perenco oil site off Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Suspected pirates in a speedboat killed five Cameroonian soldiers and security contractors in an attack near an oil facility in the Gulf of Guinea operated by French oil and gas firm Perenco, the company said on Wednesday.

The overnight attack near the company’s Moudi floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) comes after a series of recent raids on offshore oil facilities in neighbouring Nigeria, home to Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry.

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