Shell has had to face a number of violent incidents in regions like Niger Delta in Nigeria, where a history of violence is recorded. Shell has been involved in a number of incidents where it has been criticized for its activities and performance in the region. According to The Guardian 2010, 14000 tons of oil spilled in the Niger Delta last year and the blame went to the thieves and miscreant there. This incident is a regular in Niger Delta reportedly, as Shell faces regular attacks by militants there who have previously targeted pipelines, kidnapped employees, etc.
Even though Shell has faced a number of problems in that region, it continues its social work there. The most significant contribution that Shell makes toNigeriais the amount it pays in taxes and royalties. These funds are used to promote economic growth, reduce poverty, and help in ongoing projects there.
In addition to this, Shell has contributed some 161.1 million to the Niger Delta Development Commission which was established as a way to promote the sustainable development in that region. Also, operations run by Shell regularly contribute to community development projects and focuses on a variety of activities like the development of local businesses, skills training, agriculture, healthcare, education, etc.