Shell was first convicted in 2010, and though the company repeatedly challenged the ruling, it failed. The company finally reached a settlement in the Abuja High Court with the community.
The Anglo-Dutch company, Shell, has agreed to pay compensation to the community but has maintained that third parties caused the oil spills during Nigeria's 1967-1970 civil war, during which many pipelines and infrastructure were damaged.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) welcomed the ruling in a statement.
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