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Residents Displaced, Schools Shut As Flood Ravages Delta Community


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Hundreds of residents of Okoloba in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State have been rendered homeless following a massive flood which ravaged the community.

Several homes and the only elementary school in the community –Oge Primary School, as well as a technical college have been submerged, forcing the authorities to shut down the schools.

Chairman of the community, Mr.  Ebiboloemi Bidi who described the situation as horrendous, appealed to the Delta State Government as well as disaster management agencies to save the community from avoidable calamity.

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He said the flood has dislodged people from their homes, destroyed property and farms produce but the victims were still counting their loses.

“The flood has already affected the primary school, NIMASA Science and Technical College temporary site, the only walkway in the community, Churches and a cassava processing plant owned by a resident, Mr. Ebikabowei Gillow.

“The emotional impact on the people is beyond expression, and I therefore, urge Government to workout modalities on how to protect the community from further destruction. Presently, our children had been stopped from going to school because of the flood”, Bidi told Scudnews correspondent.

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He expressed fears that residents of the community have become vulnerable to waterborne diseases.

Meanwhile, Head Teacher of Oge Primary School, Mr. Deinkeme Godwin Asiagbe said the school was shut after notifying the Education Secretary, Local Government Education Authority, Bomadi, Mr. Kirigha Oburumu on the increasing threat to lives and property posed by the flood.

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