Akwa Ibom community demands solution as flood sacks 300

No fewer than 100 houses have been displaced and 300 persons displayed in the Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State following a downpour which resulted in flooding in the area.

It was gathered that the rain, which started around 3am on Sunday  and ended around 12pm destroyed property and submerged a large section of the metropolis.

A resident of Eket, who identified simply himself as Umoetuk, said areas mostly affected include Grace Bill, Marina Junction and Udoh Umoh.

Another resident, Sam Abia said, “Flooding around Grace Bill is a normal sight. When it rains for two hours the whole area around the Grace Bill road will be flooded.”

A worker with the Eket Local government council, who spoke on condition of anonymity, called on both the council chairman, Frank Archibong and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel to come to the aid of the people by constructing a drainage system to address the problem.

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