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Nigerian protestors blockade Chevron oil depot – report

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Protesters blocked access to an oil facility owned by Chevron in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta earlier this week, a news report said.

Spokesmen for demonstrators – thought to number about 300 − accused the company of failing to create jobs for local youths, Reuters reported.

They also said Chevron had not replaced houses next to the Escravos oil depot which were allegedly destroyed by the US oil major, according to the report.

Chevron said at the time that it hoped for a speedy resolution.

The company said in a statement cited by Reuters: “Some members of the Ugborodo community gathered at one of the gates of our Escravos facility.

“We continue to engage with the protesters and other key community leaders and stakeholders, including the Delta State Government, and hope for a resolution of the situation shortly.”

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