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#1 » by Jude1458 VIP (β22687) » June 29th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Residents of Unagboke village, Inyimagu Azugwu community in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were on Saturday sacked by flood, which also destroyed property worth millions of naira, including farm produce.

The area is a few kilometres away from the Abakaliki metropolis.

The Chairman of the village, Emmanuel Igwe, told one of our correspondents, who visited the area, that the residents had been experiencing flooding in the area for decades.

Igwe said this was worsened by the abandoned drainage project at a nearby river by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.

According to him, the river now overflows its banks whenever there is heavy rainfall, thereby causing flooding in the area.

Igwe, who said the community had lost a lot, including houses, crops and other valuables to the flood since the rain commenced this year, called on the government to come to their rescue.

He stated, “We have many problems here. We have no road. We usually experience flooding that cuts us off from the larger society. On Saturday, the flood covered the entire area. We couldn’t pass. Some residents were sacked from their homes. Our houses, farms and property have been destroyed.

“We are calling on the government to help us. The flood has been here for years, but has worsened this year, because the channelization of the Ebia/Ebonyi River was abandoned midway by the NEWMAP. So, the abandonment of the project has added to our plight.”

Another resident of the area, Mrs Ego Chikezie, a widow and employee of the Nigeria Postal Service, lamented that the flooding started very early this year and had subjected the residents to untold hardship.

She stated “Since 2018 when we packed into our house here, we have been experiencing flooding usually around September and October. But this year, it started very early due to the World Bank drainage at the Ebia River, which has been abandoned.

“Now, whenever there is rainfall, we don’t pass here. There is no going to work or the farm and our children are not be able to go to school.
The primary school over there will also be closed. We have lost a lot to the flood this year and we call on the government to come to our rescue.”

Similarly, residents of Bonny Island in the Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Sunday, lamented heavy flooding and attacks by reptiles occasioned by torrential rainfall in their community.

The island has been hit by heavy rainfall since Wednesday amid the total lockdown imposed by the state government following the upsurge in coronavirus infection in the area.

Residents of the island, who also lamented the loss of property worth millions of naira after their houses were submerged by flood, called on the state government for assistance.

A resident of the area, identified simply as Halliday, told our correspondent that reptiles had been invading homes and attacking residents.

He added that the rainwater had nowhere to flow into as drainages on the island were all blocked.

Halliday said, “The flood here is caused by heavy rainfall and we don’t have gutters that will drain the rainwater, so it has flooded the entire area and as a result, snakes, crocodiles and other dangerous animals have been entering our houses and biting people.

“The rain started around 5.17am on Wednesday and flooded our homes; we need government’s intervention; we are experiencing this dilemma in the lockdown; let the government have mercy on us at this time and provide medicine and food for our people.

“Almost every resident of Bonny, even the king, is affected, except those living in multifloor buildings.”

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#2 » by Jude1458 VIP (β22687) » June 29th, 2020, 12:42 pm
What are they using our little money for? :thnk:

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#3 » by AK Horsfall VIP (β18330) » June 29th, 2020, 1:41 pm
:what: Alarming
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#4 » by green20 (β11390) » June 29th, 2020, 2:14 pm
wow :shkd:
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#5 » by makavelli25 VIP (β11763) » June 29th, 2020, 4:01 pm
When is said our leaders have failed,i mean it with all my heart.
Why will they leave abandon a project by the river side.
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#6 » by Jude1458 VIP (β22687) » June 29th, 2020, 4:12 pm
makavelli25 wrote:When is said our leaders have failed,i mean it with all my heart.
Why will they leave abandon a project by the river side.

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#7 » by ola112 (β533) » June 29th, 2020, 6:11 pm
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