Anxiety As Erosion Consume Gombe Communities

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Gombe is fast growing since its creation 26 years ago because of its increasing population and booming businesses. The state is also one of the most peaceful in the north eastern part of the country. However, despite lack of crises and much security threats as obtained in some states, residents of the state live with panic and anxiety due to the escalation of erosion in many communities within the state capital and beyond without serious and emergency measures by the state government to control it.

Over the years, hundreds of houses were destroyed, thousands of owners were  displaced and turned into tenants or refugees in safer areas. The state government has confirmed that there are 200 active gullies in the state.

Finding by LEADERSHIP uncovered that the worst affected places are old areas of Gombe town which has history. They  are occupied by real citizens who now stay with palpable fear especially during the rainy seasons as they watch their houses washed away by gullies with…



Source: Leadership Newspaper