Today in Nigerian History: 8th July


On this day in 2002,  unarmed women in Nigeria, from the Arutan and Igborodo communities occupied a Chevron-Texaco oil terminal, preventing 700 workers, including Americans, Britons, and Canadians, from leaving.

These Six hundred Nigerian women held the US oil giant to ransom armed with a simple weapon – the threat of taking all their clothes off. And it worked.


Also on this day in 2009, Nigerian MEND militants blew up two key oil pipelines, as they stepped up attacks in response to Government’s amnesty offer.


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