Flood has submerged six communities and satellite villages around Seimbiri Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.
The traditional ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom, HM Charles Ayemi-Botu, who raised the alarm said “it is a very devastating and deplorable perennial flood disaster that displaces the inhabitants of Okpokunou urban community.”
He added that the affected people have been evacuated to “makeshift Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camps for temporary settlement.
“The same is applicable to over five communities and satellite villages in my kingdom.”
Calling for assistance from the Federal and Delta State Government, he says –
“I urgently appeal to both Federal and Delta state governments, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Shell Petroleum Nigeria Company, SPDC, National Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to provide relief materials to the affected communities without delay,” he said.