Breaking News
Translate

Bonga spill: Oil communities lay siege to NOSDRA, Warri

NOSDRA-office,1-Warri

By Emma Amaize

ITSEKIRI and Ijaw riverine dwellers affected by the 2011 Bonga oil spill by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, Thursday morning, besieged the National Oil Spill and Detection Response Agency, NOSDRA,in Warri, Delta state.

A community leader, Chief Otobo  Itiemogha, said the irate villagers were protesting NOSDRA’s nonchalant attitude in enforcing the November, 2014 directive by the House of Representatives on SPDC to pay them $3.6billion compensation.

NOSDRA officials, who reported to work Thursday morning met their office barricaded by the protesters, who said they took the action after their last ultimatum to Shell expired on Wednesday.

More details later

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.