Community members shut 2 Shell oil wells in Bayelsa



Some members of a community in Bayelsa on Wednesday disrupted oil production at Adibawa Oil field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), shutting two oil wells.

A reliable source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the protesters were from Tanbiri II, Biseni in Yenagoa who were demanding power supply from the nearby oil facility.

Two oil wells, Adibawa well 4 and Adibawa well 10 feeding the Adibawa flow station, were shut down by the protesters.

News correspondent, who visited the oil fields, reports that hundreds of residents comprising youths, women and elders blocked the access road to the shut oil wells, singing solidarity songs amidst songs from local musical instruments.

Mr Oyeso Atena, the Youth President of Biseni Community, said that they were aggrieved over the inability of SPDC to link the community to a power plant located at Adibawa flow station…

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