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Article

2 Apr 2013

Author:
Osa Okhomina, Leadership [Nigeria]

Nigeria: Women Threaten to Shut Down AGIP Over Death of Three Kids

Women from Letugbene community of Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa State yesterday threatened to embark on a protest march against the operations of the Agip Oil Company over its refusal to respond to the demands of the community following the alleged death of three kids from polluted waters in the area. According to the aggrieved women, the operations of the company in the community have brought untold sufferings from water pollution, including deaths and skin related diseases...According to them,"we the women from Letugbene community and parents of those who lost three kids after drinking polluted water from an oil rig operated by Agip oil firm in the state have decided to disrupt the activities of the company with a protest to express our anger for the injustice they have suffered from the company..."