By Binebai Princewill
Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, has called for sanction on Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, over unlawful discharge and spread of life threatening acidic chemicals on Ogulagha Kingdom waters which had led to the death of many aquatic lives.
The group in a statement by its national president Comr. Ozobo Austin and acting secretary Comr. Emmanuel Keneware, a copy of which was made available to The Liberator Newspaper alleged that the unlawful discharge and spread of the deadly acidic chemicals on the water bodies had contaminated the water and had killed many aquatic lives particularly fishes.
The group averred that the criminal discharge of deadly acidic chemicals to the water was blatantly against the environmental laws of the Federation and that it must be critically looked into by experts.
They also decried the environmental injustice meted on the people of Ogulagha Kingdom for contaminating and polluting their only source of livelihood. Thereby, exposing them to danger. “This is total wickedness and daylight witchcraft” the duo asserted.
They called on the government to bring the perpetrators to book and adequately compensate the people for inflicting pains on them, saying ” Enough is enough for the endless injustice on the Ijaw nation”