In what will come across as a really startling development, over 50,000 people have been displaced by Flood in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State, Daily Post reports.
The lawmaker representing the Constituency, Atule Egbunu confirmed this on Wednesday.
He said about three persons were also killed in the disaster as the entire local government has been submerged by water.
According to Egbunu, thousands of Houses and farmlands have been submerged by the disaster which he described as an “unfortunate annual disaster.”
He also described the disaster as devastating, saying relocating the victims to a safer place like Idah is currently difficult and beyond the capability of the victims.
The lawmaker noted that the people currently do not have what it takes to address the damages caused by the disaster, appealing to the federal government and the international community to come to their aid.
He also begged the state government to urgently come to the aid of the people of Ibaji, especially those affected by the flood.