Fake victims invade Kogi flood relief camps- official

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Kogi State relief camps grapple with fake flood victims.


Nov. 5 (PREMIUM TIMES) The relief camps for flood victims in Kogi State have been inundated with people who pretend to have suffered losses from the flood, and come to the camps to claim relief materials, the Secretary of the Kogi Emergency Management Agency, Alice Ogedengbe, said.

Ms. Ogedengbe decried this situation in an interview in Lokoja on Monday, saying the situation is a major challenge for SEMA.

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. She said the state government would fish out those parading themselves as victims of flood.

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

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