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Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, protest Governor Wike's failure to visit them (photos)




- Some victims of flood in Rivers state have started returning home as the water recedes

- The victims are, however, angry with Governor Nyesom Wike

- They lamented that the governor refused to visit them throughout their ordeal

Flood victims from Orashi region in Rivers state protested in Port Harcourt on Monday, October 29, lamenting that Governor Nyesom Wike refused to visit them for two months that they were sacked by the flood.

They were, however, stopped by policemen on their way to occupy Government House.

Four days after the aborted protest, some of the victims have started returning to their homes as the flood recedes.

Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, protest Governor Wike's failure to visit them (photos)

Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, protest Governor Wike's failure to visit them (photos)

Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, protest Governor Wike's failure to visit them (photos)

Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, protest Governor Wike's failure to visit them (photos)

When Legit.ng regional reporter, Tony Ihunwo, visited some of the flood ravaged areas - Akinnima, Mbiama and Jonkrama in Orashi region, Port Harcourt - , some of the flood victims were seen drying their mattresses and wet households in the sun.

Many families were seen cleaning their houses, while others bailed out flood water.

Orashi region of the state which is mostly affected by the flood is made up of Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Ogbe-Egbema-Ndoni local government areas of the state.

Some those interviewed expressed fears that their houses may collapse, believing that their foundations may have been compromised due to the excessive flood.

Ibrima Akani, a father of five, said: "We are packing back to our houses because we don't have options, but were afraid that the houses may collapse anytime. When you enter some of the rooms you see cracks."

"We are not happy that despite appeals and peaceful protest, our Governor Nyesom Wike, refused to visit us to at least see how we are suffering."

Former chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Rivers State who is also a doctor with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Ibitrokemi Krubo, advised that as the flood victims go back to their homes, there should be health and environmental awareness of the health risks.

"They may be faced with waterborne diseases and malaria because of stagnant water and rodents and possible snake bites. There should be health audit of the affected areas and if possible, fumigation before they move back to their homes".

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that residents of the Omuoko community in Aluu, Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state, had cried out over the poor state of Omuoko/Omuokiri link road billed to have been constructed within three months since last year.

Omuoko is the host community of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). Some of the residents which include students of UNIPORT living off campus in Omuoko and Umuochi who spoke to legit.ng in Port Harcourt during a visit to the area observed that economic activities of the area have been paralysed following the poor state of the road.

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