Shell paid warlords and militants not to attack its pipelines in the Niger Delta, contributing to armed violence in the troubled region, according to a new report.
According to evidence obtained from leaked US Embassy cables and interviews with local people, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant paid ‘protection’ money to dangerous militant groups.
Shell fights a daily battle against oil theft and the threat to its staff from kidnappers, forcing it to go to great lengths to resolve the security situation.
The Anglo-Dutch oil giant paid ‘protection’ money to dangerous militant groups
But campaign group Platform argues that paying local militants fuels instability in the region, at the expense of local communities affected by tribal and criminal violence