With no heartbreaking thunder that accompanies most rain fall, Ekanem did not know that the early morning drizzling on Sunday, July 7, 2019, which started at about 5am could render him totally traumatized, with several property and valuables gone! No thanks to the devil-like flood which accompanied the rain fall barely 45 minutes after it started.
Iniabasi Ekanem lives on Road one, D26 by the side of the house of Mr. Charles Udoh, a Commissioner designate and a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the Mobil Housing Estate near Shelter Afrique, Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State.
In the scourge, the flood, typical like the operations of the commandoes, took over Ekanem’s compound, parlors, kitchen, and in the process destroying household items and documents in his private office. His cars were equally affected.
The victim and his family are now planning to relocate to a hotel to enable them reorganize themselves, evaluate loses and possibly come out of the trauma.
The State Disaster Management Agency surely needs to come to the rescue of the Ekanem’s family while the relevant authorities need to address the flood situation in the Mobil Housing Estate.
What a sad Sunday for the Ekanem’s family!
By Patrick Albert