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Rainstorm destroys property worth millions of naira in Plateau community

While the nation and the whole world are worryabout the coronavirus pandemic, property worth millions of naira had been destroyed, Monday, when some components of Plateau State recorded their first rainfall of the yr.

The rainstorm, which began round midday that fateful day was accompanied by a heavy windstorm that blew off rooftops of over fifty homes and rendered many households homeless.

The unlucky incident, which occurred in Jibam District and environs of Pankshin LGA headquarters of Plateau Central Senatorial Zone of the state, has thrown the inhabitants into confusion and panic as most of the affected individuals are stranded.

Narrating the incident to DAILYPOST in Jos, a resident of Jibam village, Samnaan Pebhilip, lamented that the storm wrecked unimaginable havoc on the community.

According to Pebhilip, who operates a block trade in the village, stated: “most of us have lost property worth millions of Naira and the general mood in the community is one of despair and confusion because as the wet season sets in, our seedlings have been completely destroyed in the rainstorm.”

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However, when DAILYPOST contacted the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on what the company is doing to ameliorate the sufferings of the affected individuals, a Senior official of the company who wouldn’t need her title in print stated: “We are yet to receive an official report to that effect.”

She added that when the company receives official communication concerning the incident, it “will send a team of professionals to go and assess the situation” with the view to offering palliative to these affected.

On how quickly the “palliative” from the federal government be made out there to the affected individuals, the official lamented that the measures could take some time as a result of, in accordance with her, the “agency has been operating without a head (Executive Secretary) since the tenure of the former Executive Secretary elapsed more than two years ago.”


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