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Akwa Ibom women threaten to protest naked over oil spillage

30 August 2016, 13:24

Akwa-Ibom - Following the destruction caused by a gas pipeline blown up by the Niger Delta Avengers, women of Obotim Nsit community, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area, Akwa-Ibom State have vowed to protest naked to summon the wrath of the gods on the Muhammadu Buhari led-government and the gas company whose pipeline was blown up, Vanguard reports.

They claimed that the explosion caused extensive damage to all the houses in the village besides ruining their farmlands and other means of livelihood.

They lamented that the gas company just evacuated their equipment from the site without paying attention to the members of the affected community.

Women Leader of the community, Dorothy Nkanta, said: “Unfortunately, Seven Energy came and evacuated their equipment from the site not minding the losses the community have recorded according to Herald.

“That means that they do not care about the disaster they have brought to us after taking our land to lay their pipeline and locate their control valve. They are not bothered about the health hazards and general calamity the emissions from their pipeline have brought to our land.

“What have they said is our offence for giving our land out for them to do business? Is this the kind of reward we should receive from government and the gas company for the good thing we did for them?

“But I want to warn that they should not provoke us to go naked on the streets for them else, it will not be well with them.

“We need compensation for the losses we have recorded as a result of that gas pipeline explosion and for the degradation of our land since that gas pipeline control valve was installed at the Asang Community High School, else, we will go naked on the streets to provoke the gods of our land to action against these people, who have suddenly turned our enemies.”

- News 24


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