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Massive Floods Submerge Over 32 Imo Communities

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Some of the communities in Imo State have come under massive flood situations which has completely submerged no fewer than 33 communities in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

The development had also rendered a lot of people in the affected areas homeless.

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The 33 affected communities include Abacheke community, with villages namely: Ogbedeyi, Ogboru, Okishikpa, Umudeyiezege, Umueze, Umuezukwefi, Umulakpu, Umuogrinya, Umuojioke and other communities include: Mmahu, Abaeze, Umuoji, Obeakpu, Obiakpu, Etekwuru, Obokofia, Mgbara, Oforola, Umudike, Ekugba, Opuoma, Okwuzi, Mgbede, Aggah, Uzuagbai, Iyomikwu, Iberu.

And the other affected areas also include: Eyoka, Ukpa, Edekamagha, Bridge Ogboru, Nwamjuamuyi, Tumali, Abaraukwu, Olutu, Olubumuocha, Ugutu, Otuocha, Okemgabaga, Iyonminta and Utuogo.

The people of the affected communities spoke to journalists during a tour of the communities in company of the Coordinator of the Egbema North Development Area, Obinna Ariaga, and officials of the National Emergency Management Agency and appealed to both the Federal and State governments to as a matter of urgency come to their aid.

The traditional ruler of Abacheke, Eze Ikeji Bright, who decried the development, said his people were predominantly farmers.

The monarch said, “Government should assist us. We need urgent assistance such as food items, clothing, mosquito nets and other relief materials. We need government intervention as soon as possible. Our Governor should find lasting solution to the flood disaster by ensuring that Oguta Lake and Urashi River are dredged as he disclosed recently, and also dredge the two rivers in this area.”

The Coordinator of Egbema North Development Area, Obinna Ariaga, disclosed that the communities affected by the flood were now using boats to evacuate human beings and property from their houses to dry land and he had also added that the flood had led to loss of farmlands, plantations and fishing ports in the communities.


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