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‘200 houses affected’
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Jalingo Local Government Area in Taraba State, Nasiru Bobboji, has called for the urgent provision of relief materials and medication to victims of the flood disaster in Jalingo early morning Saturday.
He made the appeal shortly after he visited houses affected by the flood in Mayo-Gwoi, Rubi area, Magami and other parts of the state capital.
The chairman said the disaster was very devastating as it affected more than 200 houses and displaced thousands of people including women and children.
Bobboji, therefore, called on the Taraba State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to come to the aid of the victims.
He said he had seen the level of destruction and many of the victims have lost their belongings including their houses which called for immediate assistance to the victims.
“You can see many houses collapsed, property including foodstuffs destroyed by the flood and therefore there is the urgent needs to assist the victims,” he said.
Meanwhile, one lane of the Mayo-Gwoi bridge was closed to traffic because of a crack noticed on a potion of the bridge following the flooding which submerged the bridge.