Soldiers shoot at protesters in Rivers, injure many

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Soldiers shoot at protesters in Rivers, injure many

 

Soldiers yesterday opened fire on protesters, who barricaded OB/OB gas plant operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council of Rivers State, leaving many injured.

They reportedly stripped old women and manhandled old men who were part of the protest. Some indigenes of Obosi quarters in Omoku had since last week barricaded the gas plant over alleged failure of NAOC to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the community.

It was gathered that following protracted deadlocked efforts to placate protesters, the multinational oil company deployed soldiers to the gas plant in the wee hours of yesterday.

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