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Rain sacks 15 communities in Ebonyi

By PETER OKUTU

ABAKALIKI—NO fewer than 15 communities in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were weekend displaced as a result of a two-day heavy down  in the area.

The affected communities include Alike, Achara, Inyimagu, Akunakuna, Igbudu, Ndieche, Ndinkoshi, Okwerike, Ekahufu, Obegu, Ekpomaka among others.

Briefing at a briefing  Urban Secondary School, Ndufu Achara in Ikwo LGA, Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Elder Igboke Umunna, explained that property worth millions naira were equally destroyed, noting that the state had a record of 332,938 victims of natural disaster and about 50,000 victims who were yet to be attended to.

Umunna who monitored the distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster by a Non Governmental Organization, Chinedu Ogah Foundation, COF, enumerated the property destroyed by the flood to include, household appliances, buildings, crops, lives stock and other valuables.

He lamented that many had been rendered homeless since the flood disaster that ravaged the affected communities.


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