Flood Sacks 12 Communities, 3,000 Farmlands In Boki

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By Dave Akate

No fewer than 3,000 farmlands in Boki local government area of central Cross River State have been destroyed by flood following two days of heavy downpour CrossRiverWatch authoritatively reports.

Hundreds of residents have been rendered homeless following the incident which occurred on between September 18 and 19 with properties worth millions of Naira also destroyed.

Villagers seek refuge in nearby communities (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Dave Akate)
Man leaves a flooded community with bunches of plantain to seek refuge in nearby communities after his community was sacked by flood (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Dave Akate)

And, the Director General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. John Inaku says the economic survival of the submerged communities has been seriously affected.

He said that more than 1,000 people have been displaced and are taking refuge in nearby communities and disclosed that the state government has promised to address the plight of the people.

Communities affected include Bago, Unu, Bagabo, Bakie, Bufua, and Kakwe-Beebo.

Also, three bridges were destroyed while the drinking stream which serves as the only source of drinking water was also polluted.

Some bridges were washed away (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Dave Akate)
Drinking streams were affected at the Bomaji Landslide (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Dave Akate)

The victims are appealing to the federal and state governments to come to their aid.

Transportation to the flooded villages is a challenging task (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Dave Akate)

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