The perennial flooding ravaging about ten streets in Anigboro area, Uselu quarters, Benin City has prompted residents in the area to cry out over the danger posed by erosion menace whenever it rains.
Ikponmwosa Ugiagbe reports that about fifteen houses have been abandoned while most streets are inaccessible.
Most of the streets as worst hit by the flood menace are Ekhaguere, Ugbo, Omorodein, Imafiden and others.
It was observed that several houses have been abandoned by their owners and have turned hiding places for criminal elements.
The residents claimed that the flood situation in the area became worsened as a result of the construction of service lanes of both sides of Uselu-Lagos road.
They lamented that most persons are either trapped in their homes or forced to stay indoors whenever it rains.
The problem in the area is compounded by deplorable roads which are in dire need of urgent grading and sand filling.
The residents appealed to the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to come to their aid by tackling the flood menace.
In a recent interview Edo State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Reginald Okuns assured residents that the state government is putting measures in place to tackle the flood menace.