Some residents of Delta state have been seen swimming all the way to
their houses as heavy flood wrecks havoc in many communities of the
No less than 5,000 people have been reportedly rendered homeless,
with hundreds of hectares of farmland and properties worth millions of
Naira destroyed in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State,
following the flood that submerged several communities in the council
Uzere, Ivrogbo-Irri, Araya, Emede, Umeh, among other communities in the
local government council.
A visit by SR to Akemu and Asarueha
camps, Odabor of Ikpide-Irri riverine community, revealed houses and
other valuables submerged in water, while residents including little
children were seen being ferried away with boats to safer places.
was also observed that some parts of the Ikpide-Irri main town was
already being overtaken by the flood, just as residents in the area
passionately appealed to corporate bodies, good spirited individuals and
all relevant authorities to send relief materials to them.
Meanwhile the Delta State government has established Internally
Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Emede and Ozoro, Isoko South and Isoko
North local government areas of the state to cater for displaced