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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tales of Continuous oil spillage in Bayelsa Community

by Mitchelle Uzorka

The Peremabiri community in Bayelsa on Friday raised alarm to the continuous unattended oil spillage in the area.

Mr Return Koma, Chairman, Peremabiri Community Development Committee, expressed displeasure in a statement to newsmen in Yenagoa.

According to him, a petroleum development company has been insensitive over an oil spill that occurred in the area since two weeks now.

Koma said that the leak had polluted the entire Diebu Creek area, adding that Peremabiri community was currently bleeding profusely with oil spills.


He said that the whole river, swamps, ponds, farmlands and the general environment of the community had been devastated by the spillage.

The chairman said that immediate remediation of the spill site was needed, while advocating a Joint Investigation Visit team to ascertain the remote causes of the incident.


He added that  relief materials, comprehensive health care arrangements are highly needed for the affected people .

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