The people of Uga in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State have sent SOS (Save Our Soul) message to the State governor, His Excellency Willie Obiano and President Muhammadu Buhari over the menace of erosion in their area.
While it was gathered that majority of residents in the erosion prone areas have lost property worth millions, several others are feared to be on the verge of being lost to the ravaging erosion.
They feared that if nothing is done to address the situation, they may be forced to lose their ancestral homes to the erosion.
A facebook post made by one Evans Ezeilo listed Ugeri, Ezeonyilimba, Ibeneme, Ejimnaka, Anyakei, Umeoduagu and many others as some of the people that have already been affected by the erosion.
Ezeilo’s post read “Uga people Anambra state are in pains as gully erosion swallows graves, houses, properties worth millions of naira
“Government should come to their aid*
“Between September 9 till today September 10, 2019, more than 3 plots of land have been wiped off.
“House and grave of late Gabriel Abiakam (buried 1974) and his son, late Ignatius Abiakam (buried may 2nd, 2019) has been swallowed by the wicked gully erosion.
“Just imagine the pains of losing a beloved one and at the same time losing their graves as well, (this erosion please have mercy).
“The likes of Ugeri, Ezeonyilimba, Ibeneme, Ejimnaka, Anyakei, Umeoduagu and other families have been affected by the erosion menace, and more than 8 houses has been swallowed so far.
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“Properties worth millions of naira, acres of land, economic trees, plants, etc, have been buried off by gully erosion which has sent many Umueze Uga peoples out from their homes. “The affected ones need our prayers and supports at this difficult time of their lives.”