Arinze Awogu, Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, has directed the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to cut supply to the flood prone area for fear of massive electrocution.
Awogu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday that most electricity installations in the area had been submerged due to incessant rains.
He said that no fewer than 9,000 persons from 1,500 households had been displaced from their homes in Ogbaru council.
Awogu noted that there were dangers of possible health hazard as many sewage pits had been ripped open by the flood.
He described the flood situation in Ogbaru as an emergency that demands swift response from the National and Anambra State Emergency Management Agencies.
The chairman requested that the Internally Displaced Persons in the state be properly equipped for evacuation of flood victims.
He said: “NEMA, SEMA and Red Cross officials have visited Ogbaru for on-the-spot- assessment.
“We are still awaiting their intervention to minimise loss of lives and property.