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Community demands relief for oil spill victims

By Lucky Oji
WARRI — Opuama community, a major oil producer in Egbema Kingdom, Warri North local government area of Delta State, has given the management of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) two weeks ultimatum to send relief materials to the community, following the oil spillage that occurred there on the 4th of October, this year.

The community in the ultimatum, which was contained in a statement issued by the community and signed by Chief Augustine J. Ukulor, the Amananawei of Opuama, and made available to newsmen in Warri, wondered why SPDC had bluntly refused to send relief materials to victims of the oil spillage, two months after its occurence.

It noted that the company had also refused to effect a clean up of the affected area, despite series of entreaties put to its management.

Chief Ukulor lamented that the victims, and the entire community, were now suffering due to SPDC’s non-challant attitude to the people’s predicament.


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