Gully Erosion threatens seven Edo communities
At least, seven communities in Iluleha, near Sabongida-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State are under threat of gully erosion that has destroyed the only road linking the community with the rest of the state.
There are similar threatening gullies in Iruekpen and some other areas in the state.The Guardian gathered that the gully in Uzebba area is measuring between about 50ft deep and 35ft with several fingers and no fewer than eight houses have been destroyed in the area.
The seven-affected communities-Ikpeyan, Oromen, Okeagho, Avbioghola, Ivbiodohen, Oah and Iloje, may soon be cut-off from the main town of Uzebba, as Okpuje road that linked the communities has almost been eroded.
The traditional head of Iluleha, Chief Sam Dogo, appealed for quick intervention from the state government.While describing the erosion as a menace that has continually threatened the existence of his people, he noted that they now leave in fear each time it rains.
He said; “As I worry over the only link road to these communities, I am particularly worried about the survival of my people, especially those who are close to the erosion.