Military: We’re not responsible for Soot in Port Harcourt (ThisDay)

Military: We’re not responsible for Soot in Port Harcourt (ThisDay)

The Nigerian military at the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, refuted insinuations that its activities involving the destruction of illegal refineries in the creeks of the Niger Delta was responsible for the perennial soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Brig.-Gen Kevin Aligbe, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF), and Commander of the land component of Operation Delta Safe (OpDS) in the Niger Delta, told journalists that there was no conclusive evidence that the military was culpable. The occurrence of the black soot which had elicited concerns over its effect on public health is believed to cause respiratory diseases, leading Nigeria’s ministry of environment to declare an air pollution emergency in the affected areas. Read more

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