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MOSOP flays Shell, military over alleged repression of Ogoni farmers

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Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has condemned the alleged violation of the rights of Ogoni people by Nigerian soldiers attached to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC.

MOSOP’s Publicity Secretary, Fegalo Nsuke, in statement, Tuesday, said: “We are deeply saddened that the repression of our people continues unabated as soldiers attached to SPDC continue to harass our women and farmers and prevent them from accessing their farmlands, destroying crops and forcibly lay pipelines through Ogoni farms.

“It is disheartening that despite the precarious conditions of the Ogoni people consequent upon the massive pollution of farmlands, streams and rivers, Shell continues to inflict monumental pains on our people by preventing them from working on their farms while using Nigerian soldiers to lay pipelines in Ogoni without our consent.

“We note that the activities of Shell constitute danger to the security and rights of our people especially women who have reported harassment by soldiers attached to SPDC.”



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