Flood sacks residents of Delta communities

BY Janefrances Chibundu


Kenren Pere, councillor representing Ogbinbiri ward 18 in Asigborodo community of Delta, says more than five riverine communities in the Warri north local government area of the state have been sacked by floods.

Pere said this during an interaction with journalists in Warri on Monday.

He also appealed for urgent intervention from the state government.

He said the lives of his people were at stake, noting that the incident began more than a week ago and grew worse on Friday.


The affected communities were listed as Torukubuagbene, Awanba, Koropigbene, Itagbene and Asigborodo, as well as adjoining communities.

“Rain has been falling before, but we have never had it this bad,” he said.

“Many valuables including boats, clothes, food items, and other means of livelihood have been destroyed by the unfortunate occurrence.


“Lives are at stake, people can no longer go about their normal daily activities to feed, so there is hunger in the affected communities.

“The overflow started more than a week ago, but the situation became worse three days ago, leaving my people in fear.”

Pere also appealed to the state government to send relief materials to the people to alleviate their suffering.

Daniel Okpor, director of administration and finance, Delta emergency management agency, said the agency was not aware of the development.


He however requested for video clips of the incident to aid the agency’s response.

“Was the incident a result of flood or rainfall? We believe more in video clips than in photographs,” he told NAN.

“In the absence of video, you can send me photographs.”

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