Angry youths and women from Nembe communities in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shut down two flow stations belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, along the Nembe creek 1 and 2 in Nembe Kingdom of the State.
The two facilities, which were estimated to produce over 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day, were invaded by the agitated youths at about 10am and the facilities switched off at about 10.15am.
The protesting Nembe indigenes, armed with placards with inscriptions such as “sale of our wealth by SHELL is theft against mankind”,” we are angry, and will no longer take it.”
One of the angry youths said, “Enough of neglect and inhumanity”, Nembe people reject sale of oil field”, he accused SPDC of neglect, of deceit and abandonment of signed Global Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU.”
They alleged that, despite the peaceful disposition of the Nembe people to peaceful exploration activities for over 50 years, the company has failed to fulfill its promises.

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  • Rita

    The reforms spearheaded by the Minister of Finance have indeed gone a long way in tackling this challenge. And we know that it will be totally dealt with in no distant time.