Delta state community ravaged by oil spill

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The people of Uwheru community in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State have appealed to Delta State and Federal Governments to come to their aid over an oil spill that is currently ravaging their community, Vanguard reports.

The spill which occurred on a pipeline linking the Evwerni Well 8 & 9, was reportedly noticed by residents of Egbo quarters of the community on October 29.

A representative of the quarter, Odion Andrew Umukoro, told newsmen that they woke up on the said day to discover that a section of the pipeline, which connects a well head in the area, was gushing crude oil.

Umukoro explained that the facility which was formerly owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has been sold to another multinational oil company in the area.