Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency (BYSEMA) has tackled Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, over claims of the South-South state not being among the 10 worst-hit states by flood in the country.
BYSEMA in a statement released on Monday, November 7, said no fewer than 1.3million residents of the state are displaced and compelled to seek refuge in temporary camps. It also disclosed that 96 deaths has been recorded.
BYSEMA Chairman, Mr Walamam Igrubia, said;
“As at November 4, 96 deaths were reported with Yenagoa Local Government Area worst hit.
BYSEMA said among the worst affected areas in the state are Biseni, Tombia-Ekpetiama, Tombia-Amassoma Road, Akenfa, Akenpai, Igbogene and Swali, all in Yenagoa Local Government Area, as well as Kaiama, Odi, Otuoke, and Ogbia communities.
Others include, Agbere, Odoni, Bulu-Oria, Agoro and Sagbama.