Shell spending millions of dollars on security in Nigeria, leaked data shows | Business | The Guardian

Shell is paying Nigerian security forces tens of millions of dollars a year to guard their installations and staff in the Niger delta, according to leaked internal financial data seen by the Guardian. The oil giant also maintains a 1,200-strong internal police force in Nigeria, plus a network of plainclothes informants.

According to the data, the world’s largest company by revenue spent nearly $1bn on worldwide security between 2007-09: if it were a country Shell would have the third highest security budget in Africa, after South Africa and Nigeria itself.

via Shell spending millions of dollars on security in Nigeria, leaked data shows | Business | The Guardian.

2 comments

  1. Reblogged this on msamba.

  2. If Shell is willing to pay such a high price in Nigeria, why pull out of Libya where they had productive fields, loyal employees, and a fairly stable country???

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