in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have lamented the fresh
oil spills in the community from the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC/ENI)
occurred in June is the third in 10 years, with an interval of five years
between 2010, 2015 and 2020.
Ikebiri district of Boloukubu, where this spill occurred, we often go to set up
our fish traps and nets for our livelihood and from which we take care of our
children’s education and feed the family.
aquatic lives, killing all the fish in the swamp and river. We are left with
nothing, as we no longer catch fish even if you go to the swamp or river to
fish. Those who picked and brought dead fish from the impacted environment to
the community and ate all had health problems and some even died. We are
suffering from related illnesses.
Seimieghe Matthew, said there is a particular bush identified by our people as
Boloukubu and currently there is an oil spill from a pipeline and since the
incident happened, I have received several complaints from the women folks in
to the river, the crude oil has also spread to affect the river and denied us
our main source of drinking water.
Festus, said the community has lost eight persons because of the oil spill.