In its efforts to contain protests over its environmentally devastating operations in Nigeria, Shell Oil systematically co-opted the country’s military to suppress opposition to its operations.
That Shell was so actively involved in the violent suppression of the Ogoni people comes as no surprise to environmental and social justice activists, who have alleged misdeeds by Shell in Nigeria for decades. But the documents obtained by The Independent, if accurate, would provide a historical record of the situation for the first time.
You can almost bet that SHELL was not alone in these kinds of practices.
The recently settled lawsuit involving the family of Ken Saro-Wiwa was an attempt at damage control.