People of Orere community, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, have raised alarm over the level of destruction inflicted on the community by ravaging flood.
They urged the state government to send officials of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to assess the level of destruction with a view to assisting them.
The people, in a statement by the community’s President-General, Mr. Andrew Omonikeme, and Secretary General, Mr. Matthias Ibikimi, described the situation as pathetic and grim, and lamented the destruction of their farmlands and fish ponds by the flood.
The statement said: “Majority of the fishing camps were affected as the fishermen were forced out of their camps, thereby throwing them into sudden and compulsory unemployment and without definite homes of their own.”
The statement noted that the heavy rains had also increased the volume of water in the main Orere River, “causing a very swift current.”