Some protesters are said to have stormed Shell’s crude oil flow station in Niger Delta demanding jobs and infrastructure development.
The major reason behind there protest is not far from complain that they did not benefit from oil production in their area. As part of their complain was a demand to put an end to oil pollution in the area.
Reuters report that Soldiers and security guards did not disperse the crowd as they entered the Belema Flow Station in Rivers State, which feeds oil into Shell’s Bonny export terminal.
At the time of reporting, Shell had not made any comment, and it was not immediately clear whether there was an impact on oil production.
While Bonny Light crude oil is currently under force majeure due to the closure of the Trans Niger Pipeline, exports continue via another export line.
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