Oil spills blight Nigeria’s creeks

Posted by Trish Riley, July 11, 2010

The waters around the Niger Delta swamps of Bodo are covered in a thick film of oil that has left the once lush mangroves looking like burnt twigs covered in grease. The air reeks of crude.

“I struggle everyday,” said fisherman Gaagaa Giadom, 60, paddling his blackened canoe through the meandering oil-coated creeks.

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