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Stormy Rain Wreaks Havoc On Bakassi IDPs Camp In Cross River

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Posted: Jun 3, 2016 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nsa Gill

Calabar – A stormy rain has wreaked havoc in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp of Bakassi returnees in Cross River State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday and the storm damaged parts of the building within camp causing extensive leakages and flooding in parts of the residential areas within the school blocks in the refugee camp.

Mr John Inaku, the Director-General of SEMA, who spoke through the agency’s Assistant Director, Information, Mr David Akate, said SEMA is aware of the problem.

“There are some leakages which affected their beddings following a wind storm. We are making frantic efforts to carry out repairs immediately,” David Akate said.

Also speaking, the camp leader, Mr Etim Okon Ene, further confirmed the development.

He said: “Yes, today even in the school where we are camped for years now at Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, rain storm has meted another level of pains on us.

“Our beddings are flooded and soaked with water. The roofing sheets have given way with anger following a rain storm, and water runs throughout the classrooms.

“Please come to our aid. We don’t even know how to request or respond to calamity anymore as it is becoming our popular identity. Please come and help us again.”