Panic as Owerri residents cry out over landslide, lament poor state of roads

Panic as Owerri residents cry out over landslide, lament poor state of roads

- Residents of Owerri, the capital of Imo state, have cried out over poor state of roads in the area

- Comrade Enendu Chika, a resident of the area, said they live with the fear of a possible landslide occasioned by incessant rainfall

- Chika called on the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma to address the threat of landslide in the area

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Residents of Okwu-Uratta autonomous community in Owerri North local government area of Imo state have cried out over the poor state of major roads linking the community to other parts of the state.

Legit.ng's correspondent in Imo state, Duru Victor, reports that while describing the state of the road as horrible and a time bomb waiting to explode, a resident in the community, Comrade Enendu Chika, said people live with the fear of a possible landslide occasioned by incessant rainfall on a daily basis.

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He lamented that landslide has eaten up the road as a result of splash erosion being worsened by the rainy season.

Panic as Owerri residents cry out over landslide, lament poor state of roads

Residents of Owerri in Imo state cry out over deplorable state of roads in the area. Credit: Duru Victor.
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"The spot of the landslide has been converted to a dumping site and thus a mosquito-breeding ground and other reptiles as a result of stagnant water, bad odour and other environmental degradable ills conceivable," he said.

Chika called on the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma to as a matter of urgency address this threat of landslide currently being faced by the Okwu-Uratta autonomous community to forestall possible loss of lives.

On his part, Nwokorie Victory said residents have to worry about a possible landslide that could be monumentally fatal as they ply the road.

He said there is also the health risk of a possible community outbreak since it had been converted to an unregulated dumpsite, adding that the multiplier effects would not only remain with the community but may spread to other communities and consequently to the state if not nipped in the bud.

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Okwu-Uratta autonomous community is largely populated by students of Imo State University, Owerri and is situated behind IMSU main campus, Owerri.

It is a major community that makes up Owerri North's semi-urban government area in the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Uzodimma called for those continuously labeling him as a Supreme Court governor to be sanctioned by the appropriate authorities.

It was reported that Uzodimma in a petition asked the National Judicial Council (NJC), the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, and the leadership of the National Assembly to prosecute those calling him Supreme Court governor.

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