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Flooding: Orient Petroleum Submerges

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At the commissioning of Orient Petroleum Drilling

Information available to 247ureports.com from Anambra State indicates the water level at the River Niger in Onitsha has increased dramatically to over-pour into neighboring communities in Anambra State – in line with the early alert of a flood warning released by the National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA].

According to the information received in the early morning hours of today, the communities submerged in the flood include communities within Ogbaru Local Government Area [LGA] and a large portion of Anambra West LGA where the Orient Petroleum rig is housed. Credible but yet to be verified information indicates that the area housing the oil rig has been enveloped by the flood – including the location were the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan, stood on the day of the commissioning of the Orient petroleum oil drilling complex – at Aguleri Otu.

It is understood that the heavy rain of last night may have triggered the massive flooding in the area.

In talking to the Police in Anambra State, the Public Relations Officer, Chukwuemeka Chukwuemeka confirmed that massive flooding had hit the area. But he started that he was not completely aware of the extent of flooding in the area.

An eyewitness, a resident of Anam [Okeke] told 247ureports.com of the ordeal. He adds that about 70% of Anambra West LGA has gone under water including the LGA headquarter located at Nzam. “Even the palm tree grooves are submerged under water. The highest point in terms of elevation has gone under too. Our market is under water“, said the resident – who has since relocated to upland in Awka metropolis.

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