Flood Ravages Homes, Farms in seven Edo communities

September 12, 2018


Several homes have been reportedly ravaged by flood in seven communities in the Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.


Southern City News learnt that many of the residents were left stranded as their properties were submerged by the flood.

It was also learnt that farmlands with crops, such as rice, maize and yam, were washed way.

The affected communities include Udaba, Ofukpo, Agbaburu, Osomegbe, Ukpeko, Ugochi and Anegbette.

Some of the residents lamented that flooding had been a recurrent problem in the area, alleging that government had neglected them since the flood disaster of 2012.

The head of Udaba village, Chief David Inetape, alleged that government had not been fair to the communities over the years and wondered why they should be abandoned in their time of need.

Inetape noted that the villagers could not relocate from their homes due the lack of access roads as the earth roads in the communities were flooded.
He said ferry boats and canoes had become the means of accessing their houses.


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