Surveyor General predicts more earth tremors

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The Surveyor General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu, has predicted that earth tremors would occur in other parts of the country after the recent ones in Saki in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State and Kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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Awudu made this prediction at a special meeting with the House of Representatives committee on works.

“From my own understanding, you are bound to have tremors here and there, but it won’t be dangerous in any way.”

“We confirmed that Kwoi is located at the boundary of three-rock formation, and each time you have that kind of situation, there’s bound to be some kinds of movement. We’re still collating data, and at the end of the day, we’ll know what actually happened. We need extra time to be able to finish and know what really happened. Before the end of this year, the report will be ready.

“We have placed some equipment at the rock there and we’ll go back to observe what really happened. The tremor is not that dangerous because it’s an intra-plate movement. Members of the committee, headed by Rep Toby Okechukwu ,PDP, Aniri/Oji River Fed Constituency of Enugu, asked if there were signs before the occurrence of the incident, to which Jatau said: “Nobody will tell you for sure when it comes to titanic activities. What I can tell is that there are fault lines.

“Strangely, it is only animals that can see the signs of any such occurrence. When they notice it, they run. Animals like goats, snakes and the rest see the signs,” he explained to members of the committee.

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