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Ocean Surge Endangers 21 Itsekiri Communities

13 March 2012

By Emma Amaize

 Over 21 Itsekiri oil-producing communities in Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State, are at the verge of being submerged due to sea encroachment, allegedly caused by oil exploration and exploitation activities in the past few decades.

A Niger Delta activist and president of Itsekiri Development Association, IDA, Mr Newuwumi Omolubi, who is from Ogheye, one of the affected communities in Warri North council, told Vanguard in an interview that the estimated distance of the oil wells in the affected communities from their ancient settlements was 100 nautical miles and above.

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