Okowa’s hometown now a Death trap as Residents forcefully evacuate their homes

Okowa’s hometown now a Death trap as Residents forcefully evacuate their homes

By Agboje Chuks, Asaba

The residents of Buzugbe street, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State – the hometown of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the government to come to their aid as their street has now become a death trap, leaving many displaced.

Buzugbe street is located at the heart of the town of the governor’s local government, and has long been abandoned by the previous and current administration.

Findings by our Reporter revealed that many houses in the area have been collapsing as members and landlords of some of the houses are already taking their leave and are becoming tenants of other landlords and IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons).

One of the victims, Mrs. Victoria Osike while speaking to newsmen revealed that, many of the residents have already left their houses while some landlords are now tenant.

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In her words, “I weep as I speak with you that I now look for where to sleep with my children. My husband died long time ago, and the place where my husband left for me and children has now been taken away by flood and landslide – it is sad.

“It is painful that Landlords and Landladies are now becoming tenants in another peoples house. We are calling on the government to come to our rescue. We have suffered enough”, she lamented.

Osike is a retiree from the Delta State Post Primary Education Board and a mother of five (5) and the landlady of No,105 Buzugbe Street, Owa, Delta State.

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