Heavy rains on Sunday afternoon caused floods in Baba I village of Babessi Sub Sub Division, Ngoketunjia Division. According to inhabitants of the affected area, floods have never occurred in the area and this is a big surprise to them.
At the scene, Administrators of Babessi Sub Division, The traditional ruler of Baba I village and elites were all on hand to have a first hand appraisal of the situation. Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline, some of the affected families revealed that they are desperately in need of a place to stay.
After evaluating the damage caused the A.D.O revealed to ngoketunjiaonline that over 30 homes were affected and more than 20 houses reduced to rubbles. He further revealed that he was on the field on instructions from his hierarchy to access the damage caused. He however advised the affected population to write their reports, take snapshots and forward in-view of eminent government actions. The administrator went round all the affected houses.
The damages caused are enormous and unthinkable in this century. Houses reduced within a twinkle of an eye while the population could only watch in dismay.
Speaking to ngoketunjiaonline the Fon of Baba I revealed the the floods were caused by the poor construction of the road in Baba I by a road construction company (name withheld). According to the traditional ruler, “I think the damage is enormous and you yourself have seen what has happened here in Baba I, it has created a lot of problems for people, you see people leaving their homes to an unknown place. We are thinking of how to rehabilitate them in other people’s houses. This is due to poor drainage system, when they were constructing the road, we tried to give advice to the company but they said they had their technicians to do it. Before they left, we already started complaining that this will happen. Now it’s happening when they are no long here. I think this is government’s place to decide on what to do with them”. Fon Fue Kemshi II of Baba I, accompanied his subjects to the area.
As it happened, due to heavy rains Sunday 13, September 2015, houses were flooded and valuable destroyed.
As at press time, the inhabitants of Quebessi quarter in Baba I village are yearning for assistance from the Government, People of Good Will and Elites of the North West Region.