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Kogi: A toddler and three others reportedly died in the Ibaji flood.

While speaking with journalists on Tuesday, The local government chairman of Ibaji, Iko-Ojo reported that a toddler and three others have been killed by the enormous flood that surged the entire Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.

He said ‘As I’m speaking with you right now, there is no single habitable land in Ibaji, everywhere has been submerged and people are in a devastating condition.

“To be honest, the humanitarian crisis is beyond what the local government can tackle and we are calling on the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and all relevant authorities to come to the aid of my people”

Also speaking, the traditional ruler, Ejeh of Ibaji and Chairman of Ibaji Traditional Council, Ajofe John Odiche Egwemi called on the Federal government to complete the dredging of the river Niger and also embark on building dams as a long-term solution to the flooding.

“I feel very devastated with the magnitude and the destructions that have come from the flood disaster. Usually, we do experience flooding of farmlands between August to October but not of this magnitude” he added.

Happening247 collected that Ibaji Local Government Area is an agricultural settlement with a beautiful reputation for great agricultural produce, but unfortunately, that has been immersed by the surge.