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Thousands of fishermen affected by 2011 Bonga spill

07 April 2015, 15:17

Byaelsa - Over 168 000 fishermen in 350 communities of Bayelsa and Delta states were affected by the 2011 Bonga oil spills, Punch reports.

In 2011, an oil spill from Bonga offshore, operated by Shell Nigeria Production and Exploration Company, left the communities devastated.

Also read: Shell upbeat at Nigeria oil spill ruling

The Paramount Ruler of Olobia community in Koluama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Howells Levi, said in Yenagoa that fishermen were mostly impacted by the spills.

He noted that the spill victims were fishermen ordered by oil industry regulators to withdraw from fishing activities in order to avoid catching contaminated fishes.

Read more at Punch

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