Protesters in Nigeria said they had shut down six Idu oilfield wells run by Niger Agip Oil.
Niger Agip Oil is a unit of Italian oil major Eni.
A member of the Egebiri community had cited a number of grievances as the protesters reasoning.
This included a claim that the company owed money for the guarding of its wells since 2014.
It was also suggested there had been failure to pay compensation for oil spills.