Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help

Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help

For the people of Ophorigbala community in Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta state, this is not the best of times. Residents live in panic as flooding evidently looms in the community.

During Legit.ng’s facts-finding mission to the village, the community leaders revealed that they learnt an imminent flood might hit the village any moment from now.

Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help
Another flooded part of the access road

Philip Mukoro, the vice chairman of the community talked about their helplessness.

Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help
A yard taken over by flood

''We learnt between October 20 (today) and October 25, a heavy flooding might occur. We are from this community and it is somehow difficult for us to desert our land. That is why we are appealing to the Delta state government and the Buhari-led administration to come to our rescue,'' He said.

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Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help
Market stalls rendered useless by storms

 

Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help
Teachers wade through the mud to get to destination

Efa Joseph, the former chairman of the community is not impressed at the lukewarm attitude towards their plights.

''People used to come from neighboring villages to trade in our community but no more. Government exhibit 'I don’t care' attitude towards us and it is highly painful,'' he said.

Flooding Looms In Oil Community, Residents Cry For Help
Albert Onochera complains his house taken over by flood

Ophorigbala community is surrounded by river Niger. The community market used to be the point of attraction for trading but flooding has halted all commercial activities.

According to history, Ophorigbala community was discovered by a hunter called Taku. The founding fathers migrated from Owhawa sub clan.

The village shares boundary with Burutu Local Government Area; a channel of the River Niger, 20 miles (32 km) upstream from the Bight of Benin.

Source: Legit.ng

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