Women shot dead.
profrv at nex.net.au
Fri Apr 30 22:01:08 PDT 1999
Apparently buoyed by the earlier success in the take over of oil
facilities, Itsekiri women yesterday in Warri marched against three
multinational oil companies namely Shell, Chevron and Texaco, disrupting
At least one woman was shot dead in the scuttle that ensued between the
protesters and security operatives drafted to ward off the women from
advancing beyond the gates of Shell main office, situated opposite the
Federal Government College, Warri.
The women protest coincided with the commencement of the strike by the
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) branch of the Nigerian Union of
Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in response to the lock-out of
some members of the union by Shell management.
But the women, who sealed off the gates to the operational bases of the
three oil companies simultaneously, said their action was to demand for
scholarships and jobs for their children and wards, micro credit schemes
for the women and the aged as well as the immediate end to gas flares, acid
rains, oil spillage and other forms of environmental degradation plaguing
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