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ExxonMobil shut down by protesters in Akwa Ibom

25 October 2013, 14:34

Lagos -  The people of Eket federal constituency in Akwa Ibom State embarked on a mass protest shutting down the operations of ExxonMobil in Ibeno and Eket in the state Premium Times reports.

The mass protest was staged simultaneously around Mobil facilities, the Airstrip in Eket, Mobil Terminal in Ibeno and Mobil Housing Estate in Eket.

The protest was in response to the sum of N26.5 billion oil spill fund reportedly released by ExxonMobil through the state government to the four oil producing local government areas.

The protesters, who chanted slogans and held placards, barricaded the oil company’s access gates, while a coffin with the inscription 'RIP Mark Ward' was kept at the gates of Mobil Terminal in Ibeno.

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