Flood displaces 30,000 in Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Emergency Management Agency on Friday, said that flood had displaced no fewer than 30,000 people, including children in six local government areas of the state.

The agency’s Acting Executive Secretary, Mr. Chibueze Itesh isaid in Abakaliki that the flood submerged farmlands, livestock and houses.

According to him, the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) and Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) predict the heavy rains.

Iteshi said that the children were in different nursery, primary and secondary schools in the affected local government areas.

He appealed to UNICEF to come to the aid of the children, adding that they were finding it difficult to cope with the displacement.

He also said that the agency has commenced inventory of the affected persons and communities, adding that it has inaugurated 13 Local Emergency Committees (LEC) across the state to mitigate the effect of flooding in communities.