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Flood destroys 400 homes, farmlands in Plateau communities

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
21 September 2022   |   2:39 am
No fewer than 400 homes have been submerged by flood and several hectares of farmland washed away in some parts of Pilgani District of Langtang North Local Council of Plateau State following several days of downpour.

[FILES] Farm

No fewer than 400 homes have been submerged by flood and several hectares of farmland washed away in some parts of Pilgani District of Langtang North Local Council of Plateau State following several days of downpour.

The communities most affected in the council include Zamadede, Shilur, Pishe, Agwangani and Galang.

A resident of Zamadede village, Nantip Mallam, said, “everything had been destroyed with over 200 persons displaced following the unfortunate incident.”

The council’s Executive Chairman, Rimven Zulfa, said: “We have received reports of the flooding in the communities and would look into it and ensure that the necessary agencies are contacted so that succour would be provided to our people.”

He lamented the situation, saying: “We are still appealing to people living in flood-prone areas to please leave as the danger of flooding is not yet over.”

The chairman stated that his administration will continue to prioritise the interest and welfare of the people, whose mandate, he said, he holds in trust in line with the vision of Governor Simon Lalong.

“We would work out modalities to tackle flooding in our rural communities, Zulfa pledged.

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