Ahead of the full implementation of the Ogoni clean-up, the apex mass-based organisation of the Ogoni people, MOSOP has commenced the process of generating a comprehensive database of graduates, contractors and artisans in Ogoniland.
President of the apex Ogoni socio-political organization has pledged to support the resettlement and re-integration of Ogoni refugees returning from Benin republic.
Comr Legorsi Saro Pyagbara, President of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) made the pledge yesterday when representatives of the group paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Port Harcourt.
The recent call for the resignation of the MOSOP President, Legborsi Pyagbara has been linked to an ally of Major Paul Okuntimo, the head of the military operations whose carnage has left Ogoni in pain till date. Information available to Ogoninews.com reveals that the current campaign had been sponsored by a well known ally of Paul Okuntimo who was simply identified as L.M.
The whereabouts of one of those arrested during a combined military raid involving the Army in Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State remain unknown.
Emerging reports suggest that there is palpable panic in Ogoniland, following an explosion at a Shell facility. According to reports, a trunk line carrying crude oil in the Goi community in the Ogoniland area of Rivers State became engulfed in dark plums of smoke and flames on Monday morning. The trunk is said to be owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company.
A special Nigerian police unit has used hangings, mock executions and other forms of torture to obtain confessions and bribes from criminal suspects and their families, Amnesty International said.
RESOLUTION OF THE MEETING OF MOSOP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HELD AT THE PEACE AND FREEDOM CENTER, BORI ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
A meeting of the Executive Committee of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), held at the Peace and Freedom Center, Bori on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The meeting deliberated on various issues including the purported crisis rocking the MOSOP leadership over UNEP cleanup funds and resolved as follows:
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is appalled and vehemently condemns in the strongest terms, last Sunday's (18/9/2016) raid on Yeghe, an Ogoni community in Gokana local government area of Rivers State. This incessant military invasion of Ogoni communities particularly Yeghe portrays sinister motives especially when considered against the backdrop that the area was experiencing significant peace.
The Civil Liberties Organization in the South-South has condemned, in the strongest terms possible, the renewed invasion of Yeghe community in Ogoni area of Rivers state by the Nigerian Army and the Police.
It said in a press statement that the invasion took place in the early hours of Sunday September 18, 2016.