Residents of Anambra Community Scamper For Safety As Landslide Hits

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Governor Obiano

By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka

Nature’s multiple eruption in Ubahu community, Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area  of Anambra State  has sent residents scampering for safety as homes, farmlands, economic trees and major access roads were destroyed.

 It was said to have damaged farmlands, homes, major access roads and economic trees. of Ubahu village in Nanka community of Orumba North local governnent area of Anambra State have been thrown into panic following major landslide resulting to loss of homes and farmlands

It was gathered that the landslide was triggered following a heavy downpour.

Nanka is a community in the state that  habours multiple gully erosion sites that keeps the community on its toes during rainy seasons.

Late Francis Eze family who are said to be living near the Obeagu gully erosion and othet families had in the wake of the landslide fled their homes to safety.

Speaking to journalists, an indigene of the area and an environmental activist, Ikenna Ezenekwe said the fear of further landslides remained a constant reminder to the villagers.

He said that without help, the erosion may grew further adding, “During the Peter Obi administration, in the rainy season of 2008, Governor Peter Obi paid a visit to Obeagu gully erosion following a previous landslide which swept the home of Madam Bridget Eze.

“Governor Peter Obi made the pledge to assist the people of Ubahu village to ameliorate the fast growing gully erosion. The Governor promised to construct gutter channels to control the storm flow. The gutters have yet to be constructed.

“In 2010, the gully became more aggressive as a result of increased unregulated storm flow. Within the short period of 2009 to 2019, Obeagu gully erosion doubled its original size

“The village leaders in an effort to ameliorate the situation ttook up self-action. They started by providing land for some of the families that lost their lands. They embarked on opening another access road to Umudala village and to install new electric power lines.”

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