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Anger over enduring ‘environmental horror’ in oil-rich, polluted Niger delta

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Activists in Port Harcourt, Nigeria protest to demand that Shell pay reparations and clean up its oil spills. © Amnesty International

John Vidal, and Jesse Winter in Port Harcourt

Monday 9 November 2015 14.39 GMT

Shell was declared unwelcome and ejected by the Ogoni in the early 1990s, but its network of ageing pipelines that pass through Ogoniland still leak and are regularly vandalised.

“The main change in 20 years on the delta is that people are more conscious of the environmental horror they are forced to live in.

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