An oil spill in February 2016 led to a Peruvian indigenous tribe taking control of a government helicopter Sunday and holding hostage eight officials over emergency relief allocation.

The Wampis tribe of Mayuriaga in the Amazon jungle Department of Loreto took control of a military helicopter and its travelers. Tribe members are demanding Mayuriaga be included in the list of communities being given emergency aid to deal with a February oil spill.

Petroperu is the state-owned oil company responsible for the spill. Since the beginning of the hostage crisis it has been reported the tribe has released four officials.

Deputy Culture Minister Patricia Balbuena admitted the tribe should have been given access to relief aid and a mix-up must have happened at the local government level.

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