Gbaraun is an Ijaw community administratively situated in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State along the Pennington River.
On 23rd October,2011, Agip oil company spilt crude oil into the communitys river ways, which affected another community called Azagbene. Nine months gone, and still counting, Agip refuse to clean up their mess and pay for damages. A Joint Investigation report signed by representatives of Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), the State Ministry of Environment, the National Oil Spill Detection and Remediation Agency (NOSDRA),the Gbaraun and Azagbene Community reveals that the spill was caused by equipment failure along Clough creek/Tebidaba Pipeline.
The people have endured severe hardship since the occurrence of the spill,fishing activities have been truncated and their major domestic water source has been polluted. Notable among the affected communities are Azagbene, Tebu, Burugbene, Tanagbene, Asitubo, Ekinebiri, Eseibou and Makushifasin, located on the fringe of the Pennington River.