Properties Worth Millions Destroy As Flood Ravage Taraba Community

In the early hour of Saturday 10 July 2021 a heavy downpour destroyed number of houses as flood sub­merged Mai-Gwoi area of Jalingo, Taraba.

The affected communities are located in the central area of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, near a river bank. It was gathered that the flooding is as a result of the heavy downpour.

An eye witness disclose to our correspondent that “Apart from losing houses, crops and properties worth Millions, the flood is not showing any sign of receding soon,”Mallam Abdullahi Mairogo, a resident of the affected area, whose house was flooded said while ap­peali g to the state govern­ment to look into their situation.
Accord­ing to him, “if we allow this flood unchecked, it will sooner than later sack all the people from their homes, as most people do not have the financial muscle to keep rebuilding their houses in this current harsh economic con­ditions of Nigeria.”

Also, a farmer who spoke to correspondent, lamented that he lost his maize and rice farm to the flood.

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