Barely two months after petroleum tanker explosion killed scores of persons in Onitsha, Anambra State, fear of another disaster is waiting to happen at Ekpan, Uvwie LGA of Delta State following an oil spillage from a ruptured crude oil pipeline at the NigerCat area allegedly belonging to Heritage Nigeria Limited. According to a resident and member of the Izegbo family who are the ancestral landlords of the affected area, Mr Benson Otomiewo, the pipeline ruptured on Monday, 23rd of September 2019, and substances suspected to be crude oil spilt, gushing out for several days. Mr Otomiewo said the crude oil flowed like water into various compounds in the neighbourhood contaminating their land, water, destroying plants and aquatic life. He noted that worst hit was a private property under construction belonging to Mr Austin Wareyai, which shares a boundary with the faulty facility. Otomiewo noted that the crude oil forced […]