Twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed.
The incident, which occurred between the late hours of Sept. 18 and the early hours of Sept. 19, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.
Mr John Inaku, the Director-General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Sunday, said the livelihood of residents of the submerged communities had been seriously affected.
Inaku stated that more than 1,000 people have been displaced and are taking refuge in nearby communities.
According to him, the state government has promised to address the plight of the people.
The communities affected are Bago, Unu, Bagabo, Bakie, Bufua, and Kakwe-Beebo.
“The deluge of Sept. 18 and 19 has caused massive flooding in 12 communities in Cross River.
“Properties worth millions of naira were equally destroyed in the process.”