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Uyo residents raise alarm over flood and Erosion

Residents of Uyo metropolis, especially Afaha Oku, IBB Avenue, Itam Junction, Udo Udoma, Uyo Village Road, Nduetong Oku, Urua Ekpa, Eka Street and other adjoining areas, life has become a miserable adventure especially as the rains begins. The have resorted to devising means to contain the ravaging flood that has devastated their environments for years.

Most houses in the worst affected areas of Urua Ekpa, Afaha Oku and others have been submerged, forcing owners to abandon the properties and relocate due to the erosion problem which has created deep ravines and gullies that threatened houses and schools including part of the University of Uyo (Town Campus) and the Cornelia Connelly College (CCC), at Afaha Oku, a prominent Secondary school, which Governor Udom Emmanuel’s wife is a proud alumnus.

A Town Planning Officer in Uyo attributed the erosion as a contributory factor to the collapse of the Reigners Bible Church located on Uyo village road, Afaha Oku, on December 10, 2016, in which scores were killed and Governor Emmanuel, his Commissioners and some of his Aides, who were in the Church, narrowly escaped death.

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