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…shell is a killer; it shall be made to pay for its crimes in Ogoniland

A socio-political group, Movement for the Emancipation of Ogoniland, MOSOP, has claimed that it has discovered a toxic dump site belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited , in K-Dere community of Ogoniland.

Speaking over the weekend in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, the  Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke said samples from the site had been tested in a U.K laboratory and the results have confirmed the toxicity of the site.

“We have been briefed by MOSOP leader, Ledum Mitee, on the situation in K-Dere,   where a toxic dump belonging to Shell had been uncovered. We have also visited the site to see things for ourselves.” Nsuke said

According to him, ”Shell had buried the wastes in the Ogoni community for years, but intense heat forced the buried substance to become exposed late last year, prompting community investigation.

He alleged that, there were attempts by Shell to cover up the matter, but that these were resisted by the locals, who insisted on further tests of the spoil.

”Shell’s attempt to cover up has been prevented by local dwellers who insisted on an independent investigation.

”Samples were taken to a U.K laboratory and the results confirmed the toxicity of the buried substance.

“Shell is a killer”.  Fegalo Nsuke remarked during the visit to the site in K-Dere. ”Shell will be made to pay for her crimes in Ogoniland”. He added.

The MOSOP image maker said Shell clearly destroyed Ogoniland intentionally. He noted that Shell never imagined that local people will someday rise to protect their future, against a wicked and conscienceless multi-national and the racist practice it has enshrined in its operations in Ogoniland.

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