Heavy rains destroy goods, properties in Adamawa

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by flood in Ngurore town of Yola South local government area of Adamawa State, causing untold hardship on the residents of the affected areas.

River Mayo-Ine, which over flooded its banks  midnight Wednesday, submerged parts of Ngurore main market, vehicle terminal, cattle market as well as some houses and business premises.

Other communities submerged include- Goduwo, Mboi, Sabon Gari, Wuro Dole, Wuro Tela, Langire, Kulangu Mboi as well as Abuja area all in Ngurore ward.

Commenting on the incident, the vice chairman, Yola South local government council, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman described the loss colossal to people of the area as according to him, large parcels of farmlands, domestic animals and residential structures were affected.

Alhaji Usman explained that the level of devastation is beyond the local government and appealed to relevant national agencies as well as Adamawa State government to come to the aid of the victims to cushion the hardships.

The vice chairman, while sympathising with the victims urged them to consider the incident as an act of God, adding that the local government was doing its best to assist.

Councillor representing Ngurore ward, Mallam Mahmud Hamidu said he had visited the affected areas to assess the extent of damage with a view to briefing relevant authorities for necessary action.

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He appealed to Adamawa State government and the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, as well as wealthy individuals to assist the victims who, according to him had been greatly devastated especially with the present economic situation.

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