1.6 million Bonga oil spill victims sue Shell in UK court

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No fewer than 1,686,000 victims of Bonga oil field spillage in Rivers State have dragged oil giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration Company (SNEPCO), before a United Kingdom court over its alleged failure to pay $3,600,191,206 as compensation to them and communities affected by the incident, Vanguard reports.

Director, Oil Spill Victims Vanguard (OSPIVV), Mr Harrison Jalla, who disclosed this to newsmen in Warri, Delta State, said he filed a pre-action notice at the TCC High Court of Justice in London for the victims and communities.

He noted that it was unfortunate that the oil giant had allegedly failed to cushion the pains suffered by victims of the spill. He alleged that about 40,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the communities and destroyed the environment.