Oil spill cripples economic activities in Bayelsa communities

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An underwater and surface crude oil leakage from pipelines owned by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has disrupted economic activities in five communities in Nembe local council of Bayelsa State, All Africa reports.

The leakage which was discovered by the indigenes in December 2016 has affected fishing and farming activities in the area.

The spillage underwater was first noticed by fishermen near the Brass River while the surface leakage occurred in the mangrove close to Nembe road.