By Binebai Princewill
Youths of Odimodi and its federated communities in Iduwini Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have stated that the spread of deadly chemicals in its waterways seems to be wrecking havoc to fishes and other aquatic bodies in its waters.
The alarm was raised by President general of Odimodi and its federated communities, Comr. Akin Disi via a press statement issued to newsmen in Warri earlier today, signed by him, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
Comr. Akin noted that Odimodi have been experiencing the massive death of fishes within the past 7 days, stressing that the incident have generated panic among fisher men and women of the community.
Speaking among other things, President Akin maintained that the chemical has great and far reaching implications on the human health and other environmental issues.
He noted that fishing remains the only source of livelihood for his people, adding that SPDC must begin to make moves to clean the environment and immediately begin to work out modalities to pay adequate compensation to affected communities
, while he called for its stoppage.
He said people of Odimodi community have been parking fishes with big rubbers within the last few days, he had also pleaded with his people not to eat the fishes as it may be harmful to the human health.
Meanwhile, Akin had called on the the federal government of Nigeria, Delta State Government, environmentalists, international organisations to swiftly look into the matter
in other for the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC to do the needful.