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4 Farmers Commit Suicide Over Kogi’s Flood Disaster

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Oct 15, 2012 – 4 Farmers Commit Suicide Over Kogi’s Flood Disaster

Four farmers in Kogi State have committed suicide as a result of losses they incurred due to flood just as thousands of others have been displaced. President Goodluck Jonathan who disclosed this yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital while undertaking a tour of the areas affected by flood  encouraged the Internally Displaced People, IDPs, in Bayelsa State not to give up hope, assuring that the Federal Government was committed to rehabilitating them.

He stated this in one of IDPs camps at Samson Siasia stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Speaking in Yenagoa, President Jonathan said, “In Kogi State, four farmers committed suicide because they borrowed money from the bank to buy seeds and flood came and destroyed it. So because they were scared they committed suicide. I was also in a place in Kogi, where a storey building was under water.

“People that are not in IDP are the people always struggling for relief materials. This flood is all over the world, Asia, Europe, I know that Nigeria flooding is bad. And when we have such disaster food is not the problem, do not make food your priority.

“If you eat once, thank God, I know that none of you would die of hunger here. Before  the middle of November, the water would have receded.” (Vanguard Report)



  1. Onogu Daniel Enemona

    October 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    The downfall of any man is nt d end of hs life. Dnt give up!

  2. mr hacky

    October 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    all i have to say is dat repent 4 this is the sign of endtime ,make the right decision now follow jesus is waiting u

    • Florence michael

      October 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      God over look naija due 2 bad thing dat hapen evry day. Pls let seek de face of God

  3. Dre

    October 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    My fellow compatroit join me pray for d soul of those 4farmers to RIP; only God knws hw much their invented in dat farmland which made them die suicide

  4. Terry

    October 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Take heart no matter wot ever d eyes see it must not shared blood i pray dat God sud give dem d mind to bear wot’ever dey ve lost

  5. Sunny Adejo Amaje

    October 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    people affected by the flood have started crying out. they claim that there is plan by govt agency to skim them out of the propose compensation by asking those that are already down to produce papers that are not there. WHY WONT 4 COMMIT SUICIDE. IF THEY DO NOT STOP WHAT THEY ARE DOING MORE PEOPLE MAY LIKELY COMMIT SUICIDE.

  6. Baron

    August 12, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Well, its time to think Insurance in the Agric sector in Nigeria.
    Think Anchor Insurance Company, think Agric Insurance….
    …. Livestock insurance (poultry, fishery, cattle, horse, dogs, etc)
    …..Crop Insurance (maize, rice, cowpea, millet, sorghum, oil palm, cocoa, rubber, orange, etc).
    You can fall back on Insurance when this happen next time (though we don’t pray for such to happen, but there are risks associated with Agric business generally especially in Nigeria.

    God is still showing us mercy in the Land. Serve God faithfully.

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