–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Michael EKOKORUWE:
The President General of Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, has called on Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State, for urgent intervention to rescue people and vehicles stranded as ravaging flood cut’s across Asaba – Ase road after Uzere kingdom, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
Speaking to Journalists at Ekregbesi community in Uzere kingdom, Isoko South local government area, where the only major and accessible road has been cut off by the ravaging flood and subjecting people and vehicles to life threatening danger, he called for urgent intervention to rescue the people from the disaster.
He expressed surprise that the road suddenly cut off today, September 26, 2020, being the market day of Asaba – Ase clan while traders from Isoko, Urhobo, Kwale and Ijaw area were still at the market.
He maintained that if urgent steps were not taken, over 40 vehicles may remain stranded at the other side of the road till November 2020.
For her part, Miss Florence Godspower, a trader from Igbide said, she passed through the road in the morning with her goods to the market, but suddenly, they were informed that the road has been cut off by the ravaging flood, which according to her was just by the side of the road earlier today.
Amadhe appealed to Governor Okowa to provide big marine boat to rescue people and vehicles across the damaged portion of the road now under heavy current of the ravaging flood. He also asked for a pontu to be stationed at the area until final solution of road maintenance will be provided.
She said, to cross one person across the damaged portion with high current flood is N500 while speed boat from the market area, costs N2,000 each, just as motor cycles were at the other side of the road to carry people back.
At the time of filing the report, persons that got to the damaged portion of the road were crying for immediate help from Governor Okowa, even as the Police Hilux with security men was stranded at the other side of the road waiting for rescue.