Flood has taken over major parts of Otuoke Community, the hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa.
Otuoke is located in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa and is one of the communities most affected by flood disasters.
Some residents of the community now use canoes to access their homes following the overflow of River Orashi, Taylor and Epie creeks, situated in Rivers and Bayelsa States, respectively.
It would be recalled that the flood affected the house of Dr. Jonathan in 2012, but this year’s flood is a major disaster compared to 2012.
One of the residents affected by the flood, Mr Azibalua Oru, called on the federal government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State government to come to their aid, as most of them now access their homes by canoes.
He said most of their properties have been damaged by the flood.
Oru also told NAN that the flood has dispatched reptiles around the communities, threatening lives.
Another resident, Emmanuel Peter, said they can’t leave their homes, because thieves are looting their properties.
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