Bonga Oil Spills: Govt institutes N1.3trn suit against Shell

03 May 2016, Abuja – The Federal Government has dragged Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm for the December 20, 2011, Bonga oil spills, which created ecological and environmental challenges for coastal communities in Delta and Bayelsa states.

The suit is protecting the interest of fishermen and persons, numbering about 285,000 from 350 communities and satellite villages, affected by the Bonga crude oil spillage.

The government, in the suit, is demanding N884 billion as compensation for the oil spill that destroyed the affected communities.

 

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