The Acts of the Democracies

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1993

Coup in Nigeria

A military coup occurs in Nigeria. The UK supports the regime as Western oil companies (Shell, Chevron) get concessions in the Ogoni region.

The villages of Eeken, Gwara and Kenwigbara are devastated by the Nigerian military who massacre over 1000 people and make 20,000 people homeless. The market village of Kaa is attacked with grenades, mortar shells and automatic weapons. 247 people are killed and all the villagers forced to flee. The primary and secondary schools in the village are destroyed.

At Port Harcourt 53 Ogoni men, women and children are massacred and all buildings demolished.

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