MOSOP Uncovers Plot to Disrupt Saro-Wiwa’s Memorial
Plans designed to cause crises in Ogoni
Says politicians behind recent plot
Fingers oil resumption campaigners in plot
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has uncovered a plot by some persons to cause serious breach of the peace in Ogoni with the aim of disrupting the activities drawn to mark the annual memorial of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni martyrs executed by the Nigerian Government on November 10, 1995.
Credible information available to MOSOP reveal that the group which is being sponsored by enemies of MOSOP and Ogoni have already recruited hoodlums suspected to include the remnants of recently arrested gangsters to target the leadership of MOSOP, especially the President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke with intentions to harm him create uncertainty and disrupt the forth-coming events to mark the Ogoni Martyrs Day.
This is coming barely three months after the group held a meeting in Yeghe plotting to kill the president of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke. MOSOP has been reliably informed that the plot to cause harm and breach of the peace is targeted at disrupting the 25th anniversary of the 1995 hangings scheduled to commence on the 8th of November, 2020 and culminate in the procession on the 10th of November, 2020.
Part of the group’s strategy is to put out inciting statements and propaganda on social media, lying about false events and running a campaign of calumny against the leadership of MOSOP. A text message from a member of this group noted a crises that will be uncontrollable.
Funding and support for this group have been linked to Ogoni born residents in Houston Texas, Omaha Nebraska, Memphis Tennessee USA and politicians sympathetic to forceful oil resumption in Ogoni, a move that has been strongly resisted by the current leadership of MOSOP.
Furthermore, they plan is to use the violence as a ploy to discourage the plethora of visitors and friends of Ken Saro-Wiwa who have shown willingness to participate in the 25th anniversary of the killings.
MOSOP strongly condemn the plots to stop the Ogoni people from mourning their dead just as we condemn current moves by Shell and their collaborators to re-enter Ogoni without the people”s consent.
We however urge the security agencies to take strong steps to check the activities of hoodlums and gatherings which can cause a breach of the peace anywhere in Ogoni particularly around BMGS Bori, the Khana Council Halls and the State School 1, Bori. We suspect that these miscreants could use the name of MOSOP to shield themselves from being detected and urge the Police and other security agents to check with the secretariat of MOSOP for a confirmation of meetings or contact Adamgbo Sylvanus on 0703–025-6685
We therefore note and call on the Police to take particular notice of any gatherings in Bori, particularly around BMGS, State School 1 or the Local Government Council where the group members will likely gather to spread false rumors.
September 23, 2020