Most of Igwuruta community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area are now under threat.
This year’s flooding has dealt a cruel blow on the community, with most compounds completely invaded by water from neighbouring streams.
A Telegraph Correspondent who passed through the community reports that man and water reside side by side as a result of this year’s rain.
“We could see signs of the flooding from the road”, the Correspondent revealed.
“There are growing fears that the people may suffer from an epidermic if utmost care is not taken”, a native told this publication.
In some parts of Igwuruta residents have already fled their homes in a bid to escape the rising water level.
But many persons who spoke to the Telegraph expressed serious indignation over the inability of the State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike to visit them at a time of great need.
They said they were shocked beyond belief that messages sent to Government House to alert the Governor of their plight have been rebuffed.
“The Governor has turned his back on us”, a community Leader said, “our efforts to get him to show empathy has all failed.”
“Boniface Emerengwa is one of his closest allies. His home is under threat”, another source revealed.
Evans Bipi, a member of the House of Assembly had frowned at the failure of the Rivers State Government to respond to the pleas of victims of the ravaging flood.
Apparently flustered, Bipi who spoke to newsmen said he could not understand why the Government has done nothing to set up an outfit that would respond to the plight of victims.
Meanwhile, metrologists predict that Rivers State is among states which would experience rainfall up to December.
The implication is that it may take some time before the flood water recedes.
Abandoned to their fate, most families are increasingly resorting to self help.
They pray that nature would give them a break and an opportunity to survive the adverse condition which has left some of them homeless.
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