Oil Giant Shell's Fresh Bid for Ogoni Oilfield Stirs Tension

In 2008 and 2009, two incidents of massive oil spills from the Trans-Niger pipeline devastated the Bodo coastline destroying every living thing in the river. Bodo and other neighbouring communities mangroves and farmlands were heavily polluted with crude oil spill. Now an atmosphere of unrest is looming over Ogoni land, following the renewal request by Shell Petroleum Development Company for Oil Mining Leases.

Boats in Bodo Creek in 2011.

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