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Plateau residents groans as flood destroys 150 houses


Plateau residents groans as flood destroys 150 houses

Over the weekend, a new wave of flooding caused extensive damage to communities in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, particularly Anguwan Rogo, Rikkos, Bauchi Road, and Naraguta.

At least 150 houses were left in ruins by the flood, following heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Tanko Yakubu Alhassan, a resident of Bauchi Road, described the aftermath of the flood, saying, “Although no lives were lost, the flood destroyed properties and washed away valuables.”

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Meanwhile, another resident, Mrs. Salamatu Aliyu, who also experienced the deluge, expressed her shock at the unexpected disaster, saying, “The heavy rain has destroyed my house and that of my neighbors, as well as several other homes in Anguwan Rogo. We never expected it.”

While the flood did not result in any fatalities, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. It displaced over 150 households and damaged bridges in the affected area. These households have lost all their possessions and are left with nothing.

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Tanko Yakubu Alhassan emphasized the dire situation, noting that the displaced individuals are currently seeking refuge with neighbors, friends, and relatives.

He called on the government and compassionate individuals to come to the aid of the affected communities, as they face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives.