Flood Claims Lives, Wrecks Havoc In Nasarawa State
Flood in some communities in Nasarawa State early hours of Thursday (September 5, 2019), wrecked havoc, killing four persons, while over 40 houses were destroyed.
In Sabon Gari area of Doma town, the headquarters of Doma Local Government Area, over seven houses were affected by the flood, properties destroyed although no life was lost.
In Daddere town of Obi Local Government Area of the State, over 30 houses were overflowed and property worth thousands of Naira were washed away, and no life was lost.
In Ankani village also in Obi local government, five persons were drowned by the flood, two were rescued, while three had not been found at the time of going to press.
There are also reports of flood in some communities, with houses, farms and property worth millions of Naira, washed away.
In Lafia, the State capital, the bridge over Amba River connecting workers’ village, 500 housing unit, Doma town and some villages, was overflowed by the flood.
According to an eyewitness, two persons were drowned; one was rescued while the flood took one woman away.
Workers and passengers travelling from or to Doma and Lafia, were stranded for over three hours. It was only when the water level subsided that people managed to cross the bridge.
Governor Abdullahi Sule, who went for on the spot assessment of the flood at Amba Bridge in Lafia, warned against building and dumping refuse on waterways.
The Governor said that building and dumping of refuse on waterways had become a worrisome phenomenon to the government and should be avoided.
He said when the waterways are blocked, there would definitely be flooding because the water would find another direction.