Flood wreaks havoc in Taraba community [PHOTO]

Residents of the Dampar community in Taraba State’s Ibi Local Government Council are again counting their losses from the devastation caused to the community by the flooding.

The flooding, necessitated by a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours, resulted in the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

The incident, which took place on Wednesday, has also left some individuals in the community homeless, the majority of whom are now seeking refuge in public places.

Talking about their tribulations, some of the victims who opened their minds to DAILY POST, passionately begged the state and federal government to come to their rescue urgently.

The victims who listed the items swept away by the flood expressed their grief that they are currently without any property left.

The community’s traditional ruler, Hashimu Adinga, aligned his weight with that of his subjects and described the flooding as “very unfortunate”.

By requesting the immediate presence of relevant government agencies in the community, the state government alone, as announced by it, cannot cope with the untold hardships that the flood has spread on the faces of the people of the community, hence the need for to enter the federal government.

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He also called for the immediate construction of drainage and culverts around the community.

If he urgently heeded the call, he believed he would go a long way in stopping the recurrence of the flooding, which DAILY POST found to occur in every rainy season.

Flood wreaks havoc in Taraba community [PHOTO]

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