There are no space at sight; the entire vicinity is flooded and as such, a community in Edo state is stranded and cant bury those killed by the ravaging environmental natural disaster, it was learnt.
Inhabitants of Udaba, Udochi, Agbabu, Ofukpo, Anegbete, Osomegbe and Ifeku Island in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State have deserted their homes and fled to safe-land lands with the assistance of canoes.
According to Barrister Lawani Damian, “the flooding problem is so grave that there is no land in the affected communities to even bury dead bodies because water took over. The situation can be better understood, and degree of damage properly appreciated, if the scene is visited”, the lawmaker representing the area lamented.
“When the lives of our people is at stake, a voice must come for the voiceless”, Lawani cried on the floor of the House.
Through a motion on the floor of the house, the member who is vast in flood disaster management and who heads a committee on social welfare and disaster issues in the House of Assembly said he was on the spot assessment. He added that the first phase of the visit was Udaba, Ekperi and Anegbete and the next would be Osomegbe, Ofukpo, Agbabu, Ifeku Island, Agbabu and Udochi.
In his message of hope and comfort to the victims, the lawmaker said, “I have have taken your plight to the appropriate quarters and as such, help has come your way. You can see the state government agency here (SEMA), the Local Government Council and National Emergency Management Agency”.