Just two days after the evacuation of the mystery dead bodies that appeared in Ezu River in Awka North Local Government area of Anambra State, four more bodies surfaced yesterday, Thursday.
This development has given indication that more bodies may still surface, or might have been swept by unnoticed.
According to the traditional ruler of Amansea, Igwe Kenneth Okonkwo, the community closest to the river whose subjects were worried of the health hazard the putrid stench from the streams, tributaries of the Ezu River serves as means of drinking and domestic uses, the community had thought that the bodies have finished only to be shocked that more bodies are surfacing.
Senator Chris Ngige who paid a sudden visit to the area yesterday has therefore called on the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA to the location.
Ngige calmed down the people over what happened, assuring that NEMA would soon come to their aid with medical attention and other forms of assistance. He said, “have also discused with the State Police Commissioner and State Director Security Services, I also came to find out of any awka north person was indentified among the corpses in the River. However this is an indication of a security breach, and it is not good for our people”
The senator also donated 6,000 cartons of water to the affected community in Amansea, lamented that “For people at this time to be drinking and depending on Ezu River for water is in proper and it is against the set goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the policy of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and for a town like Amansea that falls within the Awka Capital territory it is indeed shameful that it has no water bore hole until this incident”
Ngige flagged off the sinking of a fresh bore hole at Ngige square in Amansea to provide alternative to water, adding that a the 2013 fiscal way would witness sinking of bore holes in Ebenebe, Ugbenu Ugbenu, Awba Ofemili, Amanuke and Mgakwu respectively with each reciving transformers this year.
A community leader and former councilor in Amansea from Amaowelle clan where the river is located Chief Alphosus Nwene noted that the may several others dead bodies in the water and once the decomposed sufficiently it would come afloat.