LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian government official says soldiers outside a Chevron Corp. plant shot two workers dead and sparked rioting among others.
Delta State government spokesman Linus Chima said the violence began Monday at a Chevron plant in southern Nigeria. Chima says soldiers shot the Nigerian workers after becoming irritated over a traffic jam at the plant's gate.
Chima says workers then fought with soldiers over the shooting and torched several buildings. He says the violence was brought under control by Wednesday.
Chevron hopes the plant, which is still under construction, will convert natural gas to diesel fuel for cars and trucks in Europe and elsewhere. The San Ramon, Calif.-based company did not return a call seeking comment.