While the Ogonis are still waiting for actual clean-up of their oil polluted soil , the Nigerian Minister of Interior, RTD Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau in collaboration with some Apc chieftain in Rivers State have concluded arrangements to build a Federal Maximum Prison and Cemetery in Ogoniland.
The proposed National Prison is intended to create fear in the minds of the Ogonis and forcefully take their resources .
In the past weeks,there have been heavy presence of soldiers providing security to SHELL, laying new flow-line across Ogoni land for possible forceful resumption of oil operations in the area.
Reports say licence has been issued to one Robo Michael Limited to resume exploration of oil in Ogoniland. To perfect this sinister intentions, there have also been massive deployments of soldiers to Ogoniland to enable Robo Michael successfully rob the Ogoni people of their oil.
The Coalition Of Ogoni people rejected the proposed Ogoni National Prison and cemetery, questioning why the Federal Government would abandon the Federal Prison they were constructing in Ahoada and change plans to build another one in Ogoni. This they see as a waste of the Nigerian resources. The Coalition has said that the Ogonis should not be provoked or reminded about the pains inflicted on them as they are still yet to forget.
“Ogonis are not cowards that will sit down and watch anyone, no matter how highly placed cajole or intimidate us with soldiers and Prison”