Akwakuma residents vacate homes over flood, landslide

Akwakuma

Scores of residents have vacated their homes at Trinity Street Akwakuma following Sunday last week devastating flood/ landslide which trapped 10 families in their homes for several days.
One of the trapped victims Mr. Emma Ogu, a journalist and lecturer in the department of Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic Nekede told our reporter that he managed to move out his family members thro the bush after breaking a fence wall on Friday.
He said he has the fear that the area may be submerged given the incessant flooding of the area and it’s devastation. The area is usually heavily flooded at any drop of rain. Yesterday downpour increased the gully created by the erosion to about 2 km by lenght) with 10 feet deep. Cars no longer pass through the street while many residents moved out their belongings at the weekend.
Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Iyke Njoku who visited the area with some of the Governor’ s aides and Govt consultant on erosion project also told families of those directly affected to relocate temporarily and said that work is about to commence in the area to check the situation.
A delegation from Speaker of House of Rep. RT. Hon Gbajabiamila has also visited the area to sympathise with the people. Several structures were destroyed by the flood.

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