FLOOD DISASTER: One year old baby found dead under bed in Delta Ijaw community


Flooded Bobougbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state

By Asiayei Enaibo

People of Bobougbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State are reeling in anguish as the devastated flooding situation in the locality continues to take its toll on the hapless citizens.

The latest horrifying experience in the community is the death of a year old baby whose lifeless body was found under a bed on Saturday night.

The community chairman, Mr. Eyoro-ere Mienebigbagha, disclosed to GbaramatuVoice that, “we heard a loud cry from our neighbours house at twilight and because of the flood we have to use canoes and paddled to their house and what we saw was the dead body of their daughter, Keme-akpo.”

While narrating the heart shattering ordeal, Mr. Destiny Polobiri, father of the dead baby, said: “since the flood has submerged our homes to windows level, we have to set up alternative platform as bed to sleep until the flood stops. But what we got is a big blow as I lost my first daughter to the flood.

“When we woke up this morning we could not see our daughter, Keme-akpo, on the bed and I jumped from the bed to the water, searching everywhere.

“I scattered the platform we raised; behold my daughter had drowned and it was her lifeless that behold my sight.”

However, Mr. Champion Milo, the grandfather of the baby expressed his displeasures, that since the community submerged no government agency or the local and state government has made any move to relocate them to a safer place.

“This is how we will continue to suffer until the flood is over. My pain is that the government is insensitive about our plight. This is a sad moment.”

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Photos of the dead baby

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