Nigerian rebels say at least 20 soldiers killed in Shell raid
Nigerian rebels on Monday announced a new raid against a Shell oil facility and said they had killed at least 20 soldiers in a gun battle.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) militants said the Shell Forcados off-shore platform in Delta state was burning "after a massive explosion" following their 02:30 am (0330 GMT) raid.
A Shell spokesman confirmed the raid.
The MEND statement also said they had sunk a gunboat with between 20 and 23 soldiers on board.