The Rivers State Government has warned fishing communities against eating or selling dead fishes found floating in rivers of Finima in Bonny LGA and Oyorokoto in Andoni LGA.

 

The affected fish species is croaker, popularly known as ‘Broke Marriage’ and called ‘Onah’ in Ibani dialect.

 

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Rivers State Government cautions fishing communities over massive death of fishes

 

Rivers state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno who confirmed the development, called on the people living in the affected communities not to eat dead fishes as the ministry would carry out full scale investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the death.

 

Rivers State Government cautions fishing communities over massive death of fishes

 

It was further gathered that the Commissioner has already sent a team to Bonny to immediately commence investigations.

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