Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has expressed sadness over 76 people reportedly missing after a boat carrying about 85 people capsized in Umunankwo community, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Chief Paul Odenigbo, told Sunday Sun that the boat was carrying 85 people but only nine people were rescued.
Soludo assured families of the victims that the government would not abandon them especially now that they need everyone’s support.
In a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, Soludo sympathised with the families of the victims, assuring that the government would not abandon the people that area especially now that they need everyone’s support.
“This development is still a shock to the government and good people of Anambra State. I sympathise with the families of the people involved,” Soludo said.
While regretting the unfortunate incident, the governor further stated that several interventions had been sent by government to various IDP camps within the state.
He assured that government would continue to do its best to reduce the negative effects of the flood disaster.