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Thursday, 15 September 2016

BIAFRA: HEAVY FLOOD ENGULFS UZO-UWANI COMMUNITIES AS VILLAGERS CRY OUT FOR HELP

BIAFRA:
HEAVY FLOOD ENGULFS UZO-UWANI COMMUNITIES AS VILLAGERS CRY OUT FOR HELP


15th September 2016

ENUGU— The people of the agrarian communities of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state have decried the deplorable state of lands in their communities as a result of heavy flooding and erosion menace. They attributed the unpleasant condition of their lands to the many years of a disservice, bad governance, and neglect by both the state and federal government representatives representing them at the state and federal houses of Assembly.

According to Biafra Writers’ an eyewitness report, he said, "many lands in the highly arable communities of Uzo-Uwani Local government are being overtaken by flood and erosion which has worsened the living condition of the villagers and other settlers in the communities. Vast economic lands used for the purpose of agriculture, including their transport/access routes are completely destroyed by the flood and no help is coming from government agencies to immediately salvage the situation", he added.

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One of the villagers who lamented the destruction of their lands by flood said “It is very unfortunate to skip people’s wants most times, the cry of people of Uzo-Uwani has been neglected right from the beginning. Our people said that at a juncture wherever a child cries and points if his father is not there, his mother would be there. 

Despite the fact that we don’t have much-educated elites who can represent and fight for our development at the government levels, we are so much disappointed in government after seeking for our votes to acquire different seats of power, they ran away thereafter, making a fool out of us,” he agonized.

Another inhabitant of the community simply identified as Aballa, who almost lost his life in the uninterrupted surging flood as he tried to make his way using his motorcycle, said the overflowing water came up to his neck and his bike(motorcycle) was carried away by the flood as he lost control but was lucky enough when it was waged back by a nearby tree.

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He said that this happened last week when the people of Abbi, Ugbene, and Nrobo communities experienced a heavy and unbearable flooding that almost wiped out the whole communities. He said “One may be worried about our immediate reactions. We have tried our best, but the government paid deaf ears to our plight and requests.

“For about six days now, we are barred from any form of movement. There is no importation nor exportation of our farm products. Everything is complicated in our land, it has not been long we experienced a horrible massacre of our people from the so-called Fulani herdsmen, now it is flooded from Edem, Nrobo, Abi and Nimbo federal highway that enveloped us. Our people have been suffering because of the bad condition of this road,” he stated.

Blaming the government for abandoning and caring less for the people of the communities he said “This is a result of total negligence on our people and those leaders who were elected to represent us who are busy sharing money amongst themselves as it is common place in Nigerian politics.

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“They siphoned all the resources into their personal pockets and then arm themselves with securities to avoid being disturbed. They are destroying our future,” he laments.

The community which was earlier raided by a group of rampaging herdsmen, killing scores of locals, were left unattended as heavy rainfall which resulted in flood enveloped their communities. They beckoned on governments at all levels to immediately, as a matter of urgency, come to their rescue and salvage the ugly situation which has become a nightmare to their survival before it gets out of control.

Written By Chukwuemeka Chimerue and Oscar Ayogu
Edited and Published By IkeChukwu NwaOrisa
FOR BIAFRA WRITERS 

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