MOSOP Condemn Shell, Nigerian Military Over Repression of Ogoni Farmers

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) wishes to strongly condemn the continual violation of the rights of the Ogoni people by Nigerian soldiers attached to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC).
In a statement by the MOSOP publicity Secretary, Fegalo Nsuke, the organisation said it was deeply saddened that the repression of our people continue unabated as soldiers attached to SPDC continue to harass our women and farmers and prevent them from accessing their farmlands, destroying crops and forcefully lay pipelines through Ogoni farms.
 
Nsuke said "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 their farms while using Nigerian soldiers to lay pipelines in Ogoni without our consent".
 
MOSOP noted that the activities of Shell constitutes real danger to the security and rights of our people especially women who have reported harassment by Nigerian soldiers attached to SPDC. Furthermore, Nsuke said the prevention of peasant farmers from their farms portends serious threat to food supplies to families who rely on subsistence farming for survival.
 
Condemning the actions of Shell and the company's determination to ensure that our people die in droves MOSOP called on the Nigerian president to put an end to the repression in Ogoniland by the military
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