20 September 2013, Yenagoa – The Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, and members of Ikeinghenbiri community, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have scheduled a joint visit to an oil spill site in the area.
It was gathered that the oil leak was discovered on Monday by a woman, who was returning from a fishing expedition.
Mr. Marshall Josiah, the Chairman of Community Development Committee in Ikeinghenbiri, told News Agency of Nigeria that the oil firm had been informed of the incident.
He said: “The spill was reported to Agip officials as soon as it was discovered on Monday and as we speak, the spill is still going on.
“We have been notified by the management of Agip that they will be convening a joint investigative visit to the spill site. This visit will enable us to take stock of the damages done to our environment.
“Our fishermen were compelled to suspend fishing because the creeks and swamps were contaminated and today, we can depend on imported frozen fish.”