Flood:Dickson orders evacuation of indigenes of Biseni clan

Samuel Oyadongha

04 October 2012, Sweetcrude, Yenagoa, Bayelsa – Disturbed by the rising water levels in the various communities ravaged by flood, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has ordered the immediate evacuation of persons living in all the seven communities of Biseni in Yenagoa local government area of the state.

Also to be evacuated according to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, yesterday night are Odi and Isampou communities in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area.

The 7 communities of Biseni the statement added are to be evacuated to Yenagoa metropolis, where plans have been made to accommodate them, while those to be evacuated from Odi and Isampou are to be taken to Kaiama, headquarters of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

Governor Dickson used the opportunity to commiserate with all the communities affected by flood across the state and restated government’s commitment towards ameliorating their plight.

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  • We urge NEMA and other relevant federal government agencies to come to the aid Bayelsa, coastal communities and other states in the middle belt ravaged by flood.