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FG Begins Airlifting Of Trapped Flood Victims In Anambra

The Federal Government has commenced the airlifting of individuals that were trapped due to the rising floods in Anambra State.

The exercise is carried out by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Military’s Disaster Response Unit (DRU) who are running an aerial view  patrol to ascertain persons displaced or trapped.

This was disclosed by the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, South-East, Mr Thickman Tanimu, on Monday in Awka.

He assured that relief material will the state tomorrow (tomorrow).

“Search and Rescue (SAR Operations) has commenced today. The Military DRU has engaged and has started ‘Air Recce’ or Aerial view to collect imagery intelligence of the affected communities.

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“The delay in the arrival of the relief materials is due to the flood disaster that cut off the Abuja – Lokoja road and the security situation due to the Monday sit-at-home in the South East.

“The relief material will hopefully arrive on Tuesday and be ready for delivery directly to victims.

“These items are meant to complement the efforts of Anambra State Government in providing immediate succour to victims and aid their speedy rehabilitation,” he said.

Recall that several communities in Anambra states have been submerged by flood, sacking residents, causing losses and deaths.

An estimated three hundred families have so far been displaced and many buildings submerged due to the flood disaster that affected more than 13 communities.

This year’s havoc also sacked many schools, churches and markets while farmlands and crops have been ravaged.

The situation, which has been described as ugly by different, individuals and group, has worsened the plight of people and residents of the communities across the local government area while there is an imminent state of famine due to millions of naira worth of farm crops washed away by the flood.

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