By Sunny A. Ijeoma
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commiserated with the Achebe family of Umuezechi kindred of Umuria Village, Anaku in Ayamelum Council Area who lost a pregnant woman and her daughter to flood recently.
The pregnant woman and her daughter were said to have drowned in a canal at Coscharis Rice Farm Anaku during a torrential rainfall. Governor Obiano who insisted on visiting the compound, also presented the sum of #500,000 to the family to help assuage their loss.
Presenting the money, Governor Obiano consoled the family, adding that the State government had initially provided money to support the burial of the dead.
The Governor also visited the farm where the victims died, where it was also gathered that some persons in the community had gone in anger and destroyed property worth over 50 million naira.
While condemning the act, Governor Obiano appealed to the people not to take laws into their hands in the event of such incidents but to report to the appropriate authorities for prompt action.
The Governor also paid condolence to the family of Late Mr. Michael Ejimofor Okolie of Ubaru Village, Igbariam and Late Mr. Godwin Ezinwa of Achalla -Uno, Nteje both who died in a flashflood.
The traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Rowland Odegbo thanked Governor Obiano for running a responsive government that harkens to the plight of the people.