VIDEO: Land grabbing and Militarization in Ogoni

On June 12th, Goteh Keenam and Dambani Kuenu, two young Ogoni men from Zor-Sogho community in Rivers state, Nigeria were shot dead by policemen. The two were protesting ongoing attempts by the State government to smuggle the Bori Camp Military Barracks, which houses the Second Amphibious Brigade in Port Harcourt into Ogoni territory.

Although these types of extra-judicial killings are all too common in Ogoni and throughout Nigeria, the murders and the growing resistance to the relocation of Bori camp seem to signal a coming confrontation in Ogoni, the likes of which hasn't been seen for some years.