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.