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Flood: IDPs seek FG’s intervention in Ogbaru camps

Thousands of persons trapped by flood disaster at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Ogwuanaocha, Akili Ogidi, Obeagwe and Ogwuikpele, all in Ogbaru council areas of Anambra state are languishing at Ogbaru camps, seeking federal government’s immediate intervention.

 

This was disclosed to our correspondent when members of Human Rights Defenders of Nigeria led by Dede Uzor visited the IDPs’camps in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state at the weekend.

 

Speaking while handing over some relief materials brought by the group to the Ogbaru flood committee, Uzor stressed the need for society and men of goodwill to come to the rescue of the ravaged community of displaced persons.

 

The rights activist, who spoke on their desire to provide succour to the displaced persons, urged the Ogbaru flood committee to extend items to the camps in Ogbaru Council Area of Anambra State.

 

Receiving the items, chairman, Ogbaru flood committee, Ben Nwasike, who disclosed that there were over 19, 330 documented displaced persons in Ogbaru were scattered across 11 IDPs’ camps.

 

He noted that of the 11 IDPs’ camps, seven were accessible while four remained inaccessible.

 

Nwasike said: “Our last visit to those inaccessible camps was on 27th September, 2018 and I can tell you that these camps have received relatively nothing. They have not received nets, mattresses, blankets, buckets, food and water due the terrain of their areas.

 

“You can access them with flying boats which can take some hours to reach.

 

“Beyond the security challenges being faced by these IDPs’ camps daily, we do not have enough to take care of the displaced.”

 

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