Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alleged funding of killings in N/Delta: Shell faces probe

6 October 2011

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, put machinery in motion to probe the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), over the alleged funding of clashes and killings in the oil-rich Niger Delta area of the country, especially in Rumuekpe village, Rivers State.

Nigerian Tribune recalls that a report by a London-based oil and gas industry watchdog, Platform, had revealed that the oil giant was fuelling armed conflicts that resulted in the killing of about 60 persons in the Niger Delta.

To this end, the House had mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), chaired by Honourable Muraina Ajibola, to invite the oil giant and explain its side of the story.

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