Edo - Residents of Umoghun-Nokhua community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State have lamented the degradation of their environment by oil spillage, Punch reports.
The residents said the spillage, which started in March 2014, had led to loss of lives caused by hunger and infectious diseases.
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The aggrieved villagers also noted that the community had lost about 2 000 hectares of farmland to the spillage.
One of the community leaders, Moses Egbon, said the people had been subjected to hunger as most of the men could no longer fend for their families, having lost their farms to the spillage.
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- News 24