Bodo community is located in Gokana Local Govt Area of Rivers State. The community has an estimated population of 69,000 people, making it the largest indigenous community in Rivers. ‘Bodo City’ as it fondly called is host to Shell’s 24 and 28 inch Trans-Niger Pipeline. The people of Bodo are predominantly fishermen and farmers. The creek in the community serves as a fishing source and also a travelling route to neighbouring communities like Bonny, Andoni, Akwa-Ibom State and Nigeria’s neighbour Cameroon. The community has over the years suffered serious spills that have led to devastation of aquatic life and farmlands as well as threat to health and food security. On June 20th there was a major blow-out that occurred on the Bodo creek which resulted in serious injuries to Shell contract staff working on a facility in the community.