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Fire set to Bayelsa oil spill

19 June 2015, 16:21

Bayelsa - Suspected arsonists set fire to a fresh oil spill which affected Ossiama, Ogboinbiri, Okpotuwari and neighbouring communities of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Punch reports.

It was learnt that the fresh oil spill occurred on a pipeline operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company in the area.

Although the cause of the spill could not be ascertained, the fire was said to have been discovered by some residents on June 16, 2015.

Also read: Fishermen appeal to Buhari to pay Bonga oil spill compensation

A community source, who did not want to be named, said the spill site was very close to another spill that occurred on April 23, 2015.

He said a Joint Investigation Visit conducted on the devastated site indicated that the April 23 incident was caused by equipment failure.

Read more at Punch

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