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Fake flood victims invade camps in Kogi

05 November 2012, 16:20

Kogi  -The Secretary of the Kogi Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Alice Ogedengbe, has cried out, alleging influx of fake flood victims into the relief camps.

Ogedengbe raised the alarm in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Monday.

She said that the agency was grappling with the challenges of people parading themselves as victims of flood, while they were not.

The secretary alleged that the people had been claiming relief materials and still blackmailing the state government for not taking care of its flood victims.

Ogedengbe said that the state government would soon fish out those parading themselves as victims of flood.

She advised people who were not affected by the flood, to be law abiding, and work with the government to ensure adequate distribution of relief materials to victims.

``I can assure you that the state government will do everything possible to bring perpetrators to book,’’ she assured.



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