Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nigerian flood victims appeal to government for assistance via the Daily Independent (Lagos): Flood victims in Calabar metropolis have appealed to the Cross River State Government and organisations to assist them with relief materials and financial support. They madetheir request known on Tuesday in Calabar when the News Agency of Nigeria visited some of the flooded areas.

NAN reports that the rain which caused the flooding, started around 10 p.m. on Monday and stopped at about 8am on Tuesday. Narrating her ordeal to NAN, Mrs Patricia Archibong, a resident of the Calabar South Local Government Area, said that it rained for about 10 hours.

According to her, the rain pulled down her fence and flooded her living room. "Flooding has been our major problem in this Elijah Henshaw street, we are always victims of flooding whenever the rainy season comes. "As a result of this flood, I have lost most of my valuables, including foodstuff, furniture, electronics and others," she said.

Archibong appealed to the Cross River Government and organisations to look into their plight and alleviate their sufferings. Speaking after inspecting the flooded areas in Calabar South, Mr Aloysius Edet, described the incident as pathetic...

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