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Flood in Abakaliki submerges ex-governors house and others

Daily Post reports that a mysterious flood in Abakaliki has wrecked havoc on the residents of Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state, especially those residing at Onwe road and destroyed property worth millions of Naria at early hours of Sunday.

The flood also submerged a garden spot (a recreational centre) located at same Onwe road that belong to the former governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Sam Egwu. Other property belonging to prominent stakeholders of the state were equally affected.

Others that were allegedly affected by the flood include, a hotel that belong to senator Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central at the National Assembly.

Recall that Onwe road is a popular location where over 70 percent of political office holders in the state reside.

The flood also destroyed property worth millions of Naira and even prevented worshippers whose church building was located inside the garden.

Speaking with DAILY POST, the Bishop of Methodist Church, Dioceses of Abakaliki, Rt. Rev. Lawson Elom who was an eyewitness said, “It is so devastating. Since I came to Ebonyi state 2 years ago, I have been experiencing this, at least once or twice a year and it is not a funny thing.

“My request to the government is that they should intervene. The federal government should as a matter of urgency help Ebonyi people. Flood is another devastating situation that does not spear anyone and so, there is a need for government to do something urgently about it, in order to serve live.

“Every year there must be flood and as such, people’s properties are destroyed, lives are equally destroyed, for example if people came out by 3:00am when this flood started, or that if this flood happened in the afternoon, it might have carried a very number of people including children.

“We experienced this flood very badly again this year at Onwe road. Some of us couldn’t have come to church because our houses was filled up with water. So, there is a need for the state/ federal government to intervene,” he stressed.

Source: Daily Post

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