20 years after the death of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ogoniland communities still see little benefit from promised oil clean-up, and have no basic services
Communities in the oil-rich region of Ogoniland say they feel just as marginalised and in need of work and development as they were before the executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other chiefs in November 1995.
The executions, which followed a kangaroo court that allowed no appeal, followed a peaceful uprising by 300,000 Ogonis against Shell’s widespread pollution in Ogoniland. They focused worldwide attention on the small 1,050 sq km region where the Nigerian oil industry first developed in the 1950s, but which was hit hardest by oil spills.
Source: Guardian Environment