Court backs Niger Delta activists in battle with Shell

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 4:50pm

The UK Supreme Court ruled on Friday that two Nigerian communities of more than 50,000 people can sue the Shell oil company and its Nigerian subsidiary in British courts. Nnimmo Bassey, an environmental justice advocate in Benin City, Nigeria, tells The World’s Marco Werman how local residents are pursuing compensation for oil spills and pollution that have devastated their once lush farmland and fishing grounds.