Ogoni: Nonviolence Reiterated After Statements
MOSOP has had to reiterate its firm historic adherence to nonviolence following erroneous statements from the
Below is an article published by the Tide Online:
The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Khana Local Government Area in
Chief Nkeh-eh, who spoke with journalists in Bori, headquarters of the council last Saturday [2 February 2008], said the clarification has become imperative in order to correct a recent statement credited to the spokesman of the Joint Military Task Force in
The CTC boss said MOSOP had been and would continue to be a non-violent organisation aimed at ensuring that the Ogonis get a fair deal in the Nigerian nation where they contribute to the “national cake”.
According to him, “if you call MOSOP a militant group, it then means that you are calling the Ogoni race militants. The philosophy of MOSOP is a struggle without violence and that’s why in 1993, over 500,000 Ogoni people marched without throwing a stone. It is on record. So, MOSOP is not a militant group. Perhaps, the man that is calling MOSOP a militant group has lost touch with the history of MOSOP”.