About 5000 Peaceful protesters in Ogoni on Thursday were forcefully dispersed by Nigerian soldiers leaving some injured.
According to A. Maabana who is the spokesman for the protesters, the protecters were protesting against the forceful entry by shell into Ogoni without consultations with The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP).
Maabana said the protesters were intercepted by a large number of Nigerian soldiers who beat them up forcing them to disperse for their safety during the protest that was about asking Shell to leave Ogoni land. The protesters carried only green leaves during the peaceful protest.
However, the protesters regrouped around Nonwa in Tai Local Government Area and will go on with the protest against Shell according to Maabana.