Flood Has Killed 3, Displaced 50,000 People in Ibaji – Lawmaker

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Member representing Ibaji state constituency in Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu, has described the effect of flood in his area as devastating.

Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday, Egbunu said over 50,000 persons have been displaced by flood in Ibaji local government area and about 3 persons killed.

He said aside massive destruction of farmlands in the disaster, the entire local government has been submerged by water.

According to Hon. Egbunu, thousands of houses and farmlands have been submerged by the flood which he described as an “unfortunate annual disaster.”

He also described the disaster as devastating, saying relocating the victims to a safer place like Idah is currently difficult and beyond the capability of the victims.

Atule Egbunu

The lawmaker noted that the people do not having what it takes to address the damages caused by the flood menace.

He appealed to the State and Federal Governments as well as international community to come to their aid.

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