Lagos Post Online - News across Nigeria, Politics News in Nigeria, Art & Entertainment News, Business News, Newspaper in Nigeria, Banking, Economy & Money News, Property News, Tech News, Health News

Flood Kills One In Plateau, Two Rescued

Flood ravages some communities in Plateau State, took the live of one person, while two people were rescued, on Sunday.

This was made known in Jos on Monday by the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Sunday Abdu.

Abdu led members of his team and other stakeholders to assess the situation of things in the affected communities.

The Secretary revealed the flood is a natural disaster and the incident was triggered by human activities.

Abdu said, “We have just gone round the communities and discovered that it is the same old story of buildings along the water way, blocking the water way, erection of illegal structures and indiscriminate dumping of refuse.

“These are the indices that triggered the overflow of water in the area. Of course it is a natural disaster but because of these blockages, it is man-made, resulting in the flood.

“From our report, the flood carried three children but the people were able to save two of them and one was not found.

“That is the situation, so, it’s not true that three persons died as a result of the flood.”

However, the SEMA boss, tasked the state regulatory agency to brace up for the challenge of illegal structures.

He also warned residents to desist from building on waterways in their own interests.

About 100 households were displaced by flood in some communities including Anguwan Rogo, Rikkos, Bauchi Road and Naraguta communities in Jos North LGA of Plateau State following a downpour which lasted from Saturday through Sunday.


Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker