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Bayelsa Flood Victims Lament Suffering And Beg For Succor

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Bayelsa state has been greatly affected by the rampaging flood which has displaced residents of the community.

They also appealed to the government to find a lasting solution to the menace and also provide temporary shelters and relief materials as the flood has already sacked them from their homes.

Last month the state government in anticipation of the flooding directed public and private schools to proceed on what it called a ‘flood break’ to protect pupils and students from the disaster.

Some communities in the state such as Biseni, Tombia-Ekpetiama, the Tombia-Amassoma Road, Akenfa, Akenpai, Igbogene, Swali and towns such as Kaiama, Odi, Otuoke, Ogbia communities are facing the menace with rivers and tributaries such as the River Nun and the Epie Creek full to the brim.

Also, communities such as Sampou, Kaiama, Gbaranma  Sabagreia, Okoloba, and others in Sagbama and Ekeremor council areas are seriously impacted.

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According to source,  A victim, who identified herself as Perez Ayebanua said the flood waters, which came to their houses late last month are already taking a toll on inhabitants with reptiles also competing with them for space.

Also speaking, Florence Job and Ebi Perekeme explained that while those who have the resources have left their homes for hotels or other homes elsewhere, those who are not financially strong are stranded.

The residents complained that they are frustrated over the situation, calling on the Bayelsa and Federal Governments to come to their aid as they suffer the impact of the catastrophe.

It was gathered on Tuesday that a section of the East-West road, which connects the South-South, South-East to Lagos and other parts of the country, had been affected by the flood, with Adagbabiri in Bayelsa and Patani in Delta, both boundary communities in the two states, worse hit.

Checks also show that the Mbiama Bridge along the East-West Road that connects many Engenne communities in Rivers State to Bayelsa is also being threatened by the rampaging flood waters from the river underneath, which is full to the brim.

On Saturday, the Bayelsa State Task Force On Flood Mitigation and Management visited some communities to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the impact and promised the victims succor.



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