A physically challenged man identified as Ndifreke Nkanta has tragically lost his four children in a mudslide that happened in Okangbang community off Nasarawa in 8 miles, Calabar Municipality, Cross River State.
Ndifreke while narrating the incident to newsmen said six of his children were involved in the mudslide, stating four children passed away, while the other two are in the hospital.
He said: “The sad incident happened Sunday evening after a heavy downpour which brought down many houses in the area.
“I have lost my four out of my six children who were in the house that collapsed on them as a result of the mudslide. They were eating when the house collapsed on them and swept them away.
“My other two children are in critical conditions in the hospital.
“I did not take even a pin from the house when the flood swept it away.
“Now I have no money even to pay for the surviving two. I have nowhere to live. I appeal for public supports. I need a house. I need a job. I need food to give to these two in the hospital,” he said.
Chairman of the community, Mr Asanga Donatus, disclosed that the bereaved father has been grieving, and was financially challenged too.
“As I speak to you, he has no money to even pay for treatment of the two in hospital, even though he is a petty trader.
“The condition of our neighborhood is really precarious and needs government swift intervention to avert further collapse of houses and losses of lives”, he stressed.