Nigerian Oil Spill Victims Win Against Shell Group in UK

The 2011 Bonga spill victims, who have been pursuing legal means to get compensation against Shell have won the second round of the legal battle against the oil giant in the United Kingdom. The victims stated that Shell Bonga Field Operations discharged over 40,000 barrels of crude oil into the Atlantic Ocean ending the fishing activities of over 170,000, fishermen and women, while 450 communities between Delta and Bayelsa State were negatively impacted as a result of the pollution.

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An oil spill near farmland in K-Dere, Ogoniland (file photo).

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