By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi on Saturday visited the flood-ravaged areas of Bayelsa State, saying that the level of damages and displacements far exceeds that of 2012.
Obi who took to his twitter handle @PeterObi tweeted:
“Earlier today, I visited the flood-affected areas of Bayelsa. The level of damages and displacements far exceeds that of 2012.-PO”
Sundiata Post recalls that the flood of 2012 turned out to be a traumatic experience for the communities in this lower Niger spanning several communities in central and western senatorial district, of Bayelsa State. The number of communities that were taken over by flood then was a source of grave concern to the natives.
Virtually all the communities along the river bank such as Sagbama, Adagbabiri, Peretorugbene, Agbere, Ofoni, Ayamasa, Sabagriea, Igbedi, Famgbe, Yenaka, Ogu, Fortorugbene, Agbura, Aguadama-Epetiama, Oporoma, Ndoro, Tombia, Peremabiri, Elemebiri, Asamabiri, Angalabiri, Opokuma, Odi, Kaiama, Biseni, Gbarantoru, Tombia Amassoma and Ekeremor among others were submerged.
In some of these communities, residential and public buildings including schools, banks, churches, town halls were overtaken by flood leaving thousands of families homeless with their means of livelihood destroyed.