Feb 17, 2015

Ogoni: Student Activist Killed by Unknown Gunmen

Mr Nfiri Sebastine, a student activist and member of the Student Union and Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), was killed by unknown gunmen on 14 February 2015. While the motives behind the killing remain unclear, MOSOP has called upon the local authorities to find the perpetrators.


Below is an article published by Sun News Online:


Gunmen have shot dead a student unionist, Mr. Nfiri Sebastine in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The late Sebastine was in the Department of Science Laboratory at the Rivers State Polytechnic and, also, the financial secretary of the Ogoni Student’s Network worldwide.

Daily Sun gathered that the victim, who was a part-time Fuel Station attendant, was shot dead on Saturday evening [14 February 2015] while discharging his duty at Barry Oil Nigeria Limited, Bori, by the hood­lums.

Reacting to the incident, the Movement for the Sur­vival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has condemned the dastardly act, describing it as unlawful.

MOSOP spokesman, Bari-ara Kpalap, appealed to se­curity agencies to track down the perpetrators, stressing that his killing was unjustified.

He said: “We condemn the dastardly act, which was re­ported to have been executed without provocation.

“We sympathise with the family of the deceased and pray God to give them the fortitude to bear the irredeem­able loss.”


Photograph courtesy of Sun News Online, 2015