Ogoni youths protest against NNPC

Ogoni youths protest against NNPC

- Ogoni youths stormed the NNPC office in Port Harcourt to protest

- The youths are protesting against the planned resumption of oil exploration in Ogoniland

Hundred of youths of Ogoni nationality in Rivers state came out to protest at the entrance gate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Coorporation (NNPC), in Port Harcourt.

The group under the aegis of Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates (KSA) stormed the premises of the NNPC in the early hours of Wednesday, December 20, to stage a peaceful protest.

The protesters at the NNPC gate. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

The protesters at the NNPC gate. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

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They were there to demand an immediate halt on the planned resumption of oil exploration in Ogoniland.

The protesters at the NNPC gate. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

The protesters at the NNPC gate. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

Vanguard reports that the group coordinator, Chief Gani Topba, said the people came out in their numbers to show total rejection of the move.

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The youths are protesting against planned oil exploration in the community. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

The youths are protesting against planned oil exploration in the community. Photo source: Twitter, Ogoni Dream

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Nigeria, Netherlands and the UK have been asked by Amnesty International to launch investigations into the role of international oil giant, Shell, in what they describe as the horrific crimes committed by the Nigerian military in Ogoniland in the 1990s.

A statement by the organization’s media manager, Isa Sanusi, disclosed that thousands of pages of internal company documents and witness statements have been reviewed by the organization to prove their point.

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Source: Naija.ng

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