Fresh Oil Spill Hits Nembe River In Bayelsa State

A large crude oil spillage from a wellhead owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) yesterday triggered apprehension among the nearby fishing settlements and camps in Nembe communities in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The spillage, which occurred at a fishing settlement known as Jalingo on Monday night, has spread to the waters and creeks of the communities.

A fisherman identified as Seifagh reported that the waters along the Jalingo area have a massive “oil float” on the waters.

Confirming the spillage, the Chairman of the Oil and Gas and Action Committees of Nembe Kingdom, Nengi James, stated that the situation has further ruined the aquatic livestock in the environment, which the people solely depend on as their main source of income and their livelihood.

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