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Shell Plots Another Round of Killing in Ogoniland

By Fegalo Nsuke
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The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) wishes to alert the International Community and the Nigerian people of renewed plots by Shell/NPDC to unleash violence on the Ogoni people.

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has this morning destroyed farmlands and forcefully commenced the laying of pipelines in Ogoni without the consent of the people.

Communications and inspections carried out in Biara and Bera in Gokana local government area as well as Korokoro and Botem in Tai local government area reveal military-backed pipeline laying activities without the people's consent.

MOSOP warns that this assault by Shell is not acceptable to the Ogoni people and will be strongly resisted. We equally worry that as in the past, the current pipeline laying would only result in the killing of protesting Ogonis by soldiers attached to Shell as the people are bound to resist this invasion.

MOSOP wants to clearly state that the resumption of oil related activities in any form within Ogoniland is not acceptable to our people at this time and urge the Nigerian authorities to immediately withdraw its soldiers from Ogoniland and caution its partners including Shell/NPDC to stop further harassment of the Ogoni people through these attempts to forcefully do business without regard to our free and informed consent.

While calling on the government to stop further assault on our people, we urge the Ogoni people to get prepared to peacefully and non-violently defend our very costly struggle for survival within the Nigerian nation-state


Fegalo Nsuke

Publicity Secretary

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(MOSOP)

Port Harcourt

October 19, 2017