OIL SPILL: Farmers, fisherman cry out over loss of livelihood in Bayelsa community


By Samuel Oyadongha

RESIDENTS of Ikarama, a predominantly fishing and farming settlement on the fringe of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have complained about devastation of their fishing and farming occupations, following the April 7 crude oil spill from a delivery line in the area.

The facility, known as the 14-inch Okordia-Rumekpe crude trunk line is part of the Trans Niger Pipeline, TNP, operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC.

JIV points to equipment failure NDV learned that a section of the trunk line that conveys crude to the firm’s crude export terminal at Bonny in Rivers State, suffered a rupture around the Ikarama enclave and discharged crude into the ecosystem, impacting the locals’ means of livelihood.

It was learned the Joint…



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