By Ibebe Rufus Akpobome

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Ramshackle hut of an IDP in Odorubu

Flood Internally Displaced Persons in Odorubu, a community in Patani LGA have called on the Delta state Government, NGOs and other well meaning Nigerians to come to their aide following the impact of flood in the community.

The call was made over the weekend by  the chairman of Odorubu Federated Community, in Patani L.G.A of Delta state, Comrade Anthony Ughelli who cried out on behalf of his people over what he described as total  neglect  of his  community by government after been ravaged by flood.

Addressing newsmen, the community leader who was fighting hard to hold back tears, said all they have laboured hard to earn in life, worth several billions of naira have been washed away by flood that has taken over the community.

Asked who has come to their aide, he simply replied; “nobody, not even the government. We have not receive anybody or relief materials from anybody since this ugly incident.

 

A house submerged by flood in the community

“ We  have been left alone to suffer by those we voted into power. Not even our council chairman has come to visit us. No government official has come to our aide”.

Speaking further, he said that life has become unbearable for them as they have been forced out of their homes and now have to live on the road and thatch houses that they have constructed on road sides.

He passionately appealed to the government, NGOs and any other relevant agencies to please come to their aide as they are passing through hell on earth.