Protestors drag Shell Niger Delta oil facility shutdown into fifth day

Protesters still numbered around 800 people, praying and cooking under canopies set up at the Belema Flow Station in Rivers state as security personnel watched.
AKUKU-TORU, Nigeria – Protesters on Tuesday dragged the shutdown of a Shell (RDSa.L) crude oil facility in the Niger Delta into its fifth day, after storming the flow station demanding jobs and infrastructure development last week.
Echoing a common complaint in the impoverished swampland that produces most of Nigeria’s oil, the protesters said they were not benefiting from the region’s oil wealth and wanted an end to the oil pollution that has ruined much of the land.
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