Today In Nigerian History: 8th July

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On this day in 2002,  unarmed women in Nigeria, from the Arutan and Igborodo communities occupied a Chevron-Texaco oil terminal, preventing 700 workers, including Americans, Britons, and Canadians, from leaving.

These Six hundred Nigerian women held the US oil giant to ransom armed with a simple weapon – the threat of taking all their clothes off. And it worked.

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Also on this day in 2009, Nigerian MEND militants blew up two key oil pipelines, as they stepped up attacks in response to Government’s amnesty offer.


Source: Information Nigeria


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