Residents of Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State are now living in fears and apprehension due to a ravaging coastal erosion in the area.
The gully erosion which as encroached on buildings such as houses, churches, schools and other open lands have made some people to abandoned their homes.
Pramount ruler of the community, Chief Monday Igodo, on Wednesday, said the people have also lost their source of livelihood with farmlands, crops all consumed, leaving the place in community strangulation, with survival of people now a major source of concern.
” we are sending a save our souls messages to Government. Most buildings in the community have been impacted even the NYSC lodge in the area has not been spared.The community primary school, the Saint Paul Primary School has been washed into the Ekoli River, ” Monday Igodo, said.
Also speaking, a community member, Peter Goodnews said the people were undergoing hardship with families displaced and scattered.
Another local, Wisdom Winepre said he was traumatized because he had lost his home to erosion and currently at a loss where to put up.
They called on relevant agencies to come to their rescue as the situation posed a grave danger to their sources of livelihoods.