Flood water kills 4, sacks Assembly quarters in Kogi

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The unabating flood ravaging nine out of 21 local government areas of kogi state has killed four persons in Ibaji Local Government Area.

Ibaji which has entirely gone under water recorded a tragic loss of a three-year-old baby and three others.

The chairman of the local government area, Mr Williams Iko-ojo disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Onyedega, the headquarters of Ibaji local government area.

” As I’m speaking with you, there is no single habitable land in Ibaji, everywhere has been submerged and people are in devastating condition.

“To be honest, the humanitarian crisis is beyond what the local government can tackle, we are calling on the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and all relevant authorities to come to the aid of my people”

Also Speaking, the traditional ruler, Ejeh of Ibaji and Chairman of Ibaji Traditional Council, Ajofe John Odiche Egwemi,called on the Federal government to complete the dredging of the river Niger and also embark on building dams as a long term solution to address the problem of flooding.

“I feel very devastated with the magnitude and the destructions that come from the flood disaster. Usually, we do experience flooding of farmlands between August and October but not of this magnitude” he added.

Meanwhile, the flood has also sacked many houses of legislators occupying the Assembly quarters located at Ganaja in Lokoja.


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