The Federal Government says it has concluded its probe into the cause of the oil spill from Well 13 at Angiama in Bayelsa State.
The Federal Government said that Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operates the oil well which is located at Angiama, a coastline settlement by the bank of River Nun, Southern Ijaw LG
According to the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), through Idris Musa, who is the Director General, about 43 barrels of oil were dislodged into neighbouring farmlands and water bodies.
“Joint Investigation was done and concluded. Spill containment was done, oil recovery was also done while a post-spill impact and damage assessment will follow, and the JIV report is available,” Musa said.
In a report released by Joint Investigative Visit (JIV), the oil leak impacted an area of 11, 200 square meters and extended beyond SPDC’s Right of Way.
However, the SPDC’s oil spills incident website revealed no record of the March 17 incident at Angiama, while other leak incidents before and afterward were reported.
In early April this year, the head of the Aketeowei family, Desi Clement Maclin told newsmen that, “I am not pleased with the way SPDC is dehumanizing the landlord families and Angiama as a community. Sometime in 2010, a similar thing happened and they called it sabotage.