Nature is definitely a respecter of no one. And this became even more evident when the houses of former Transport Minister, Prince John Emeka, and ex-Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinedu Emeka, were among the more than 500 buildings submerged by flood at Umueze Anam in Anambra West Local Government over the last weekend.
And what with fact that most of the rich in the country are fond of acquiring properties all over the place, chances of things like this happening only get higher. In the same light, the authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, yesterday shut its Atani campus indefinitely, following continuous flooding of the campus which destroyed many buildings and vital documents.
According to Vanguard, more than 500 houses, in addition to about 5000 houses earlier submerged by flood, were covered by water as victims who were able to secure few of their personal effects were seen at Anam Bridge looking helpless. The victims said they were stranded and had no place to go, hoping the government would come to their aid by providing them with some sort of relief, perhaps a camp.
The former minister concerned, speaking to Vanguard on telephone, had said it was unfortunate that his people would be victims of flooding and called on the federal government to quickly come to the rescue of his people.