Several communities in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State were, on Monday, wrecked by flood. Properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed, even as hundreds of people were rendered homeless.
Our correspondent gathered that the flood affected 13 communities, submerging about 220 houses and several farmlands.
It was further gathered that some bridges connecting the areas to some other communities were also damaged.
Residents of the affected communities told our correspondent that heavy rainfall which lasted several hours on Monday night led to the destruction of the properties.
Emmanuel Nanpak, a resident of Mabudi told The Nation that several homes were submerged in Mabudi, Lashel, Turaki, Gehetu, and Karkasi Magama, among several other communities.
Nanpak, who claimed he lost all his life’s savings to the flood appealed for the government’s assistance.
Another citizen who identified himself as Nankar Adams said the flood disaster signalled “an impending hunger in the locality,” because several major farmers were affected.
The Chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area, Vincent Venman Bulus, on his Facebook page said: “It’s sad to hear about the flood that swept the Mabudi community of Langtang South which resulted in the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.
“I sympathise with the victims of the flood and the entire Mabudi community.