A trunk line carrying crude oil in the Goi community in the Ogoniland area of Rivers state was engulfed by fire on Monday morning, September 26, the trunk is said to belong to Shell Petroleum Development Company.
Celestine Akpobari, an environmental activist said, the fire immediately followed the sound of an eruption affecting the Agbada/Bomu trunk line, which is just
who visited the site, said the inferno occurred about few meters away from a military surveillance post.
Celestine Akpobari said:
“Goi, another Ogoni community, is on fire this early morning from an eruption on the 28-inch Agbada/Bomu trunkline belonging to Shell, which is just a few meters from the surveillance post.”
“The first eruption which led to a serious fire outbreak occurred in the same community last July 10, 2016, leading to a complete destruction of livelihoods belonging to the entire Akpene kindred.”
“The [United Nations Environmental Program] recommended immediate decommissioning [of the trunk line] and I think it is high time Shell remove their pipeline from Ogoni.”