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General News of Monday, 25 September 2023


Five Delta communities sacked by flood water

Flood Flood

Ravaging flood across Delta State has sacked five communities in the Warri North Local Government Area.

The affected communities included Torukubuagbene, Awanba, Koropigbene, Itagbene and Asigborodo as well as adjourning communities.

The Councillor representing Ogbinbiri ward 18, in Asigborodo Community, Mr Kenren Pere, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Warri.

Pere said the incident began more than a week ago and the situation became worse on Friday.

While appealing for an urgent intervention by the state government, the councillor said that the life of his people were at stake.

He said, “I cannot attribute the course to flooding or the heavy torrential downpour that has been happening in recent time, though, rain has been falling before, but we have not had it so bad like this.

“Many valuables including local boats, clothes, food items, and other means of livelihood have been destroyed by the unfortunate occurrence.

“Lives are at stake, people can no longer go about their normal daily activities to feed, so there is hunger in the affected communities.

“The overflow started more than a week ago, but the situation became worse three days ago, leaving my people in fear,” he said.

Pere also appealed to the state government to send relief materials including food items to the people “to alleviate their suffering.”

The Director, Administration and Finance, Delta Emergency Management Agency, Daniel Okpor said the agency was not aware of the development.

Okpor, however, requested for video clips of the incident to aid their findings and response.

“Was the incident a result of flood or rainfall? We believe more on video than photographs. In the absence of video, you can send me photographs,” he requested.