Odioma

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Odioama
Odioama is located in Nigeria
Odioama
Odioama
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°20′N 6°26′E / 4.333°N 6.433°E / 4.333; 6.433
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Bayelsa State

Odioma is a village located in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, in an area where oil was found by Shell Nigeria. It was largely destroyed in February 2005, when soldiers burned buildings, killed perhaps 17 villagers and raped women, ostensibly in revenge for previous killings by local rebels.[1] The underlying cause was apparently a dispute by the nearby community of Nembe Bassambiri over who would receive payments from the oil extraction.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevron Nigeria – Death and Devastation by Gunboat". Amnesty International. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ LYDIA POLGREEN (1 Jan 2006). Blood Flows With Oil in Poor Nigerian Villages. New York Times. ISBN 87-7876-177-8. 

Coordinates: 4°20′N 6°26′E / 4.333°N 6.433°E / 4.333; 6.433