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There won’t be flood disaster in Biafra republic, IPOB assures

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Tony Okafor, Awka

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has sympathised with victims of floor disaster in various parts of Anambra State, especially in Ogbaru areas, assuring them that such incidents will never happen in the dream country of Biafra.

The group condemned the recent boat mishap that reportedly claimed no fewer than 76 persons and property worth millions of naira in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The group called on both the Federal and State Governments, as well as International Ecological bodies to intervene by finding permanent solutions to the yearly menace.

In a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, on Friday, IPOB assured the people of the state that such magnitude of calamity would never be expirenced any day Biafra would become a republic .

While sympathizing with the victims, the secessionists assured that injustices regarding ecological interventions and environmental protection in the area would be addressed at the appropriate time.

The group’s statement read in part, “We commiserate with the families and people of Ogbaru LGA, Anambra West, and East LGAs in Anambra State for the loss of Lives and properties in the recent flooding that swept over their Communities.

“The information we gathered showed that about 81 people lost their lives as the flood from River Niger swept through some communities in Anambra State.

“We sympathize with many affected families who lost their loved ones, houses, and properties including those who were forced to relocate from their homes due to the flood. May Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama give you strength and courage to forge ahead. IPOB is in solidarity with the affected families.

“We wonder why the Federal Government and her Angencies like Disaster Management Agency has not done anything in helping the victims. If this were to be in the North, all the Angencies would have used National Treasury to support them.

“We are calling on Anambra State Government, Nigeria Government, and International Ecological Intervention Bodies to intervene and rescue our people in Ogbaru LGA, Anambra West, and East LGAs of Anambra State by finding a permanent solution to this yearly flooding menace.

“Ogbaru LGA and other Communities at the banks of River Niger must know that whenever Biafra comes they will never expirence this kind of calamity, because Biafra Engineers will ensure that there is sensible urban planning and enough Sea defense to stop any sort of flood from River Niger to overflow to the sorrunding Communities.

“We understand that the Government of Nigeria is not concerned about any Ecological interventions nor environmental protection in Biafra Land. These and many more are the injustices that Biafra Nation will address when the time comes.”

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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