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Landslide hits Ekwueme’s hometown in Anambra, destroy buildings, others

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From Obinna Odogwu, Awka

A landside has occurred in Oko community, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, destroying buildings, economic trees, farmlands and other valuable>

Oko is the hometown of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

A community leader, Chief Ikechukwu Ezenwankwo, confirmed the ugly development to Saturday Sun, saying that the landslide took place in Umudara and Amako villages. A similar landslide had hit the community sometime last year, sinking some portions of the Federal Polytechnic’s land and destroying a part of its perimeter fence.

Another source in the town said that the new landslide occurred close to one of the erosion sites in the community.

“The distance affected is almost a kilometre away from the original gully. This indicates that the gully erosion ravaging some parts of the community has taken a new dimension.

“A large drainage said to have been constructed by a construction company contracted to reclaim lost land in the 80s sank inside the gully this afternoon.

“To worsen the situation, the affected location is less than 100 metres away from Oko roundabout which leads to Federal Polytechnic, Oko, as well as Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze”, the source said.

“The Agulu-Nanka-Oko erosion has been a major national ecological disaster. Indigenes of the area have lamented near total neglect by the authorities,” the source added.



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