Flood wreak havoc in Taraba, submerges 200 houses | Dailytrust

Flood wreak havoc in Taraba, submerges 200 houses


Over 200 houses and business premises were on Saturday flooded in Jalingo, following a downpour that lasted for hours.

The flood followed heavy rainfall which started at about 2am and lasted for about four hours.

The flood mostly affected houses and business premises located close to River Mayo Gwoi, Magami and Bypass.

The Mayo Gwoi Bridge was submerged, forcing several motorists to be stranded on the both sides of the bridge.

Further finding revealed that  household items such as food stuffs and animals worth  thousands of naira  were lost in the flood which affected more than 200 houses all located by the Mayo Gwoi River.

A resident of one of locations affected by the flood ,Musa Dauda told Daily Trust that his house and those his neighbours were  flooded, forcing them to evacuate to safety.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Jalingo LGA, Nasiru Bobboji has called for urgent provision of relief materials and medication for victims of the flood disaster in the state.

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 flood which submerged the bridge.