Flood hits 150 communities in Ndokwa

At least, 150 communities in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State have been submerged by flood.

Worst hit are those located along River Niger,  which include Aboh,  Onyia, Adiai, Abalagada, Utchi, Okpai communities among others.

Reports from the area said many of the towns and villages have been cut off from one another due to the destruction of link roads by the flood.

Communities that were not completely flooded include Ashaka, Afor, Osissa, Obikwelle, Ushie, Igbuku and Iberede.

Nigerian Tribune investigation showed that water from River Niger had cascaded in full force into Inyi and Ase creeks  with palpable fear that the flood will soon spread to neighbouring communities in Isoko and Ndokwa West.

Reacting to the development, the traditional ruler of Okpai, HRM Goldring Ugbome II, appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC to complete the N11billion shore protection project in the community.

When contacted, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr John Nani, said those living along River Niger  had been asked to relocate when the flood was looming.