Explosions that rocked Nigeria’s southern city of Warri during a high-level government meeting on Monday killed a man, an official said, in a toll not confirmed by security forces.

The man, believed to be a driver, died inside a car outside the venue of the talks, the government official said on condition of anonymity.

The official said several other people were injured but gave no details.

But the spokesman of the joint military task force in the region, Colonel Timothy Antigha, denied knowledge of anyone dying from the blasts.

“To the best of my knowledge, there was no casualty,” Antigha told AFP.

He said some people may have been injured by shattered glass and investigations were under way.

The blasts struck near the venue of a meeting of state governors and several hundred other officials about an amnesty for former rebel fighters.

The main armed militant group in the region, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, claimed responsibility and warned of new attacks on the installations of oil companies, including Total.

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