No fewer than 20 coastal communities in Delta State, including the state headquarters of Nigeria Immigration Service in Asaba, have been swept by flood.
The Immigration office located on Asaba-Benin highway, has been overtaken by flood from the overflowing River Niger. It was, however, not immediately ascertained if vital documents were destroyed in the office. Officers of Immigration Service, who reported for duty were seen in canoes, trying to access their offices.
Oko community made up of Oko-Ogbele, Oko-Amakom and Oko-Anala appeared to be the worst hit.
Meanwhile, there is fear of outbreak of epidemic in the flood-ravaged Obuwari settlement, also refereed to as Mile I, in Sagbama, headquarters of Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
Though no fewer than 300 buildings, including public and private schools in the area, had been sacked by the flood, which is now threatening to invade the Miles II and III sections of the town, some of the affected families were yet to vacate their submerged homes, which are littered with floating human and household wastes.
The affected communities have pleaded with the authorities to find a lasting solution to the flood menace and save them the bitter experience of losing all their life savings and property in one swoop to the flood.