Posted by News Express | 1 March 2018 | 1,673 times
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has warned Belema Oil in Ogoniland and other oil firms pushing their way to forcefully resume oil production in Ogoni to desist from these acts as the people will strongly resist all such moves.
A statement issued on Wednesday in Port Harcourt by MOSOP Publicity Secretary, Fegalo Nsuke said MOSOP is dismayed that while the Ogoni people have repeatedly rejected the resumption of oil production in Ogoniland, Belema Oil continues to fund groups and individuals to sustain internal division in Ogoni while the Ijaw neighbours are increasingly expanding their territories and forcefully taking over Ogoni lands. Belemaoil Producing Ltd (BPL) is an indigenous independent exploration and production (E&P) company operating in the Niger Delta Region.
MOSOP alerted the general public and the international community on a hidden plot by Belema Oil to destroy Ogoniland as the oil firm continues to sustain tension in Ogoniland while encouraging violent conflicts and the continuous land acquisition and territorial expansion of the Ijaw nation against the Ogoni communities around the border regions of Tai and Gokana local government areas.
“This plot is been hatched through the sponsorship of porous groups agitating for the resumption of oil production in Ogoniland to incite Ogonis against one another and possibly cause a communal war in Ogoni while his kinsmen bordering Ogoni communities in Gokana and Tai local government areas continue with their expansionist programme of terrorism and forceful land grabbing,” the statement noted.
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