By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The ravaging flood has sacked worshippers and residents alike at Saint Andrew's Anglican Church Akili Ozizo, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state.
The Archdeacon Ogbaru Central Archdeaconry and the Priest in charge of Saint Andrew's Anglican Church Akili Ozizo Venerable Ferguson Ezeokafor stated that several houses, lives, markets as well as Church buildings were drastically affected.
Venerable Ezeokafor said further that their farmlands with crops and property worth millions of naira were destroyed while many residents were displaced.
He called for government's urgent attention so as to stop more casualties.
The clergy specifically requested for a transit camp for the affected persons in the town.
Most parts of the community's roads, and streets have been eroded, while buildings were submerged in water.
Thousands of people rendered homeless while business activities were grounded.
At the Akili Ozzizo campus of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, academic activities were also interrupted as students scamper for safety as most hostels and classroom blocks now stand surrounded by water.
Akili Ozzizo Town Union leaders, including Messrs Ifeanyi Ossai, John Agu and Chukwudi Igwe who expressed worry and bitterness over the devastation of the area by flood, attributed it to the incessant rain fall, which led to the over flowing of the River Niger.
They said that non existence of dam and activities of sand excavators at the River Niger aggravate the disaster.