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Flood ravages 36 Ijaw communities in Delta

By Emma Arubi

WARRI – FLOOD has ravages 36 Ijaw communities, destroying state-owned electricity project, secondary and primary schools in Burutu local government area  of Delta State.

This comes as the Gbekebor Progressive Forum (GPF) has called on the federal and state governments for relief materials and immediate assistance for victims of the flood.

Gbekebor town, an ancient Ijaw community in Ogbolubiri-Mein Kingdom, is being currently overrun by the over-flowing waters from River Niger in view of the very high tide of the season.

The Gbekebor Progressive Forum, in a statement signed by three youth leaders in the community, Messrs Michael Ezonfade, James Ebitonmo and Daniel Pereware respectively, has, therefore, appealed to the federal and state governments, including the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other corporate organizations to come to their aid by building foreshore wall and reclaiming the land through sandfilling for the distressed people.

The most affected places are Gbekebor Secondary School , Meindu Primary School and satellite villages of Founkoro, Ekorogbene, Okosugbene, Asiagbene, Etakuwa and others.


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