Traditional rulers make case for flood victims
From Archibong Esuene, Makurdi –
A traditional ruler in Benue state, Chief John Eimonye, has raised alarm over the plight of flood victims and called on the state government to take urgent steps to ameliorate the suffering.
Chief Eimonye who is the paramount ruler of Otukpo also called on National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant health institutions to take proactive measures to avert out break of epidemic in the camps where IDPs are being accommodated.
The royal father who spoke with newsmen in his palace in Otukpo said the displaced persons are not only exposed to mosquito attacks but the people are drinking from contaminated water.
Eimonye also attributed the increasing cases of diarrhea in some part of Otukpo to lack of potable water and urged NEMA to assist the people to prevent further damage and loss of lives.
Some of the victims who spoke with newsmen, blamed the care-taker committee chairman of Otukpo, Mr. Gabriel Olufu for an alleged nonchalant attitude to work the wayward of his people.
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