Govt aware of unusual births but yet to make conclusion —Rivers Commissioner for Health WHEN the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of thePresidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (retd,) in an interview
with this reporter, July, in the heat of the bombing of oil pipelines by militants, disclosed that women were delivering deformed babies and turning barren in the region because of oil pollution,
his submission looked incredible. But he was serious.Meanwhile, he could not place his finger on the affected area.
His position was that of a government official advancing reasons militants should stop bombing oil facilities because of the damage to the environment and health of the people.
Investigation on medical changes as a result of oil pollution hit a blank wall in Delta State. The situation was not too clear in Bayelsa although there was an unsubstantiated occurrence in one of the riverine communities in the state.
However, Nigerian architect and environmental activist, Rev Nnimmo Bassey, indicated, when contacted, that he had heard about such development somewhere in Ogoniland, Rivers State, but did not have the details.