Flooding: 150,000 Persons Dislocated In Bayelsa – NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed, yesterday a number, not fewer than 150,000 persons displaced by flood in Bayelsa,
The Coordinator, Emergency Operation Centre E, Rivers/Bayelsa Territory of NEMA, Mr Yakubu Suleiman, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa.
Suleiman said that several homes, farmlands, schools and churches were submerged in the affected communities across eight local government areas (LGAs) of the state.
He said the agency was taking inventory of the affected persons to ensure that they were free from diseases.
Suleiman said that the displaced persons have been evacuated to the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Biseni, while some tents have been mounted at the Egbebiri community, all in Sagbama LGA.
“We have carried out an assessment on the affected communities, and we discover that no fewer than 150, 000 persons have been displaced and the number keeps growing because the water is rising daily.
“Several communities have been submerged; markets, schools, hospitals and churches are already under the water.
“We have cleared some portions of lands for the IDPs at Biseni and we have mounted some tents at Egbebiri community, all in Sagbama LGA.