Tuesday, 11 September 2012

14-day rainfall sacks Enugu community

days of continuous
rainfall in Okutu,
Nsukka Local
Government Area,
Enugu State, has
wreaked havoc in the
community, leaving
behind submerged and
collapsed markets,
schools, churches and
residential houses.
During a visit to the
flooded community by
Vanguard, water was
gradually receding
from some primary
schools and Nkwo
Okutu Market.
It was gathered that
the disaster rendered
over 200 persons
homeless and
damaged property
worth millions of Naira,
even as all the rivers
overflowed their
The situation was
worsened by the
resurgence of the
extinct Adada River,
which has its source
from Ibagwa-Aka in
Igbo Eze South Local
Government Area of
the state.
Meanwhile, Chairman
of Nsukka Local
Government, Mr. Tony
Ugwu, has
sympathised with the
community over the
flood disaster, even as
he expressed
happiness that no life
was lost.
Ugwu spoke when
leaders of the
community, led by the
traditional ruler, Igwe
Dan Ogbonna, visited
him in his office. He
assured that the local
government would
assist the victims to
ameliorate the effect
pending the
intervention of the
National Emergency
Management Agency,
NEMA, and State
Management Agency,
Igwe Ogbonna said a
similar disaster
occurred in 1990, but
said it was not as
destructive as the
present one.

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