QUA’AN PAN RESIDENTS CRYING FOR HELP OVER REOCCURRING FLOODS IN THEIR LOCALITY
Heavy downpour in Qua’an Pan local government has once again resulted in flooding in Doemak and environs making it difficult for motorists to access the town easily.
The flood covered the small bridge linking the town and the outside world making people to resolve to swimming to and from the town.
Residents of Doemak expressed fear of weakening of the bridge by the reoccurring heavy rains which might eventually crashed.
The district head of Doemak, HRH. Cosmos Ndelong Dakyap said non availability of drainages in the town have contributed in the flooding. “I believe that the sudden growth a water resistant flower plant which filled up major rivers linking the town with other communities cause this”, he stated.
He said the development worsened when certain community members planted the flower along the banks of the river to control erosion.
“Now, the three rivers surrounding Doemak town are filled up with these flowers,” he said.
He lamented that the effect of the flower on the river is worse than the flooding, as it has killed aqua life in the area.
“The flowers have taken up the rivers to a point that people cannot even have access to the water, talk more of fishing,” he said.
Mr Mathias Dashe, a Doemak resident stated that the situation is worrisome despite communal effort of gathering stones in the pit to enabled people walk across in and out of the town, they still need help. He appealed to the government and kind hearted Nigerians to come to their rescue.
The state emergency management agency (SEMA), has ordered all communities living within the identified flood areas to leaved to safer areas to avoid lost of lives in the state.
The SEMA Executive Secretary, Alhaji Alhassan Barde, who led experts on the visit said the mission was to see how government could assist the victims.