With the continued strife in the Niger Delta and the struggle with different militants, the spotlight has been removed from what exactly they claim to be fighting for.
A man, Obientonbara Iyo, shared some pictures on social media showing the extent of the damage oil spills have caused in his community in Rivers State.
He said there was no more fish to catch and since fishing is a huge source of livelihood within the state, the lack of it is a huge problem for them.
Here’s what he wrote; “This is my little island village of Oba-Ama in Okrika,Rivers state Nigeria. I spent my entire day accessing the damage done to the environment by oil spills,
“The sad thing is; For over three months no one in this community has gone out for fishing, in fact there are no more fishes to catch. What’s really interesting is that those illegally refining oil in my community that’s causing the pollution are working with the Military men deployed to the Area. I’m calling on the government of Nigeria and all well-meaning people around the world to please save my community. Please,help me share this until the government send real soldiers to come chase these criminals working with the criminal soldiers deployed to this area Away”
You can see pictures below.