DISASTER: Over 20 people trapped in Obudu Resort mudslide

by Oge Okonkwo

File photo
File photo

Over 20 persons have been left stranded due to a natural disaster which occurred at the  famous Obudu Mountain Resort in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The landslide which occurred early this week led the Cross River State government swinging into action by contacting different operation teams comprising of NEMA, SEMA and the Nigerian Air Force to evacuate guests at the mountain top and villagers around the vicinity.

Channels TV News reports:

According to information from the Air force headquarters in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, the Chief of Air Staff this morning directed that, Nigerian Air Force Augusta 109 from 305 Flying Training School Enugu, Super Puma, and MI 24 helicopters from the base join the evacuation exercise to speed up the rescue process.

It is expected that all stranded persons will be successfully evacuated by the end of today as build up of thunderstorm at the ranch aborted subsequent missions.

Meanwhile, the Cross River State government is reassuring the general public that the Obudu Mountain Resort remains a safe environment to regular and intending tourists.

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