Flood Washes Away Over 200 Homes In Plateau
At least 200 households have been washed away by flood in Rikkos community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
It was the aftermath of a heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon.
The Head, Emergency Response Team of the community, Al’Amin Yakubu, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Jos that though no life was lost, flood waters destroyed property and washed away valuables.
"The flood didn’t claim lives, but because it was huge, it displaced over 200 households.
"These households have lost all their property and are left with nothing,” he said.
According to him, the displaced persons are currently staying with neighbours, as no camp had been put in place for them.
Yakubu described the condition of the displaced persons as pathetic, adding that access to food, shelter and clothing is already becoming serious challenge for them.
"As a community, we don’t have the capacity and resources to camp these people; we would have done that pending when government will intervene.
"But we have contacted the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and both have promised to respond soon,” he said.
The State Emergency Management Agency has not issued a statement on the flood, but an official of the agency said officials had been sent to the affected community to asses the level of damage.
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