Yet to be identified gunmen have invaded Ogoni land, Rivers state killing seven persons in Kporghor village in Tai local government area of the state. The victims, who were killed at about 10pm local time on Wednesday night were Mr. Saturday Akpenee (jnr), Miss Barisa Nkporbu, Mr. Ntormaa Nbete, Mrs. Nneenewa Dimkpa, Mr. TamBari Kpaabe, Mr. Dimkpa Dimkpa and a housemaid to Mr. Friday Dimkpa, whose name was not immediately known. Two other victims seriously injured in the attack were said to be in very critical condition in a hospital in the area.

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has provided details on why three(3) members of its youth wing got suspended on Friday August 18.

A meeting of the Central Committee of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), held at the MOSOP office, Port Harcourt on Friday, August 18, 2017. The meeting deliberated on various issues including the recent incursions by Shell/NPDC to resume oil production in Ogoniland and the recommendations of the committee setup to investigate the attack on the MOSOP President by some members of NYCOP. The meeting resolved as follows:

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) strongly disapproves and condemns the entry into Ogoni through the back door by Shell/NPDC for oil production activities under military shield.
A Special Ogoni Congress called by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) was held today, Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at the Peace and Freedom Centre, Bori-Ogoni. It was attended by women groups, youth groups, traditional rulers, professionals, and politicians.
The apex socio-cultural organisation of the Ogoni people, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned in strong terms, the reported violence unleashed on Akpako in Onne in Eleme local government area occasioning arson and killing of some Ogonis and non-indigenes yesterday. MOSOP has thus called on the police high command to effect a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the incident as well as ensure adequate security for the people.

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