Flood displaces households in Plateau

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By Juliet Odey
About 200 households have been displaced by flood in Rikkos community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau, following heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Al’Amin Yakubu, Head, Emergency Response Team of the community disclosed this to Neptune Prime in Jos.
Yakubu said though no life was lost, the flood had destroyed properties and washed away valuables.
He described the condition of the displaced persons as pathetic, adding that access to food, shelter and clothing is already becoming a serious challenge for them.
“As a community, we don’t have the capacity and resources to camp these people; we would have done that pending when the government will intervene.
Efforts to reach Alhaji Alhassan Barde, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Executive Director, proved abortive, but a senior staff of the agency who prefers anonymity confirmed the incident.
He said that the agency had already sent its personnel to the affected community to assess the level of damage.

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