‘3 injured, 200 houses damaged’ as rainstorm ravages Plateau community

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Three persons have been reportedly injured and more than 200 houses damaged after a rainstorm ravaged Miango district in Bassa LGA of Plateau.

Nuhu Nga, Miango Youth Development Association (MYDA) publicity secretary, said no life was lost during the rainstorm.

Nga, who noted that the incident occurred on Monday afternoon, said affected structures were residential houses, a clinic, schools, shops, and livestock pens.

He added that the rainstorm also uprooted some economic trees and left several people stranded.


“Although no life was lost, three people were injured and have been taken to hospital for treatment,” Nga said.

“Currently, some affected persons have found refuge in neighbours’ houses.

“The damages caused by the rainstorm further put the Miango people, who have over the years suffered violent attacks and displacement of persons, in a more precarious situation.”


Nga called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to come to the aid of the community. 

“We call on the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), NEMA, and the local government council to come to assist the affected persons,” he added.

“We are also appealing to non-governmental organisations and well-meaning individuals to, as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of the affected persons as the rainy season intensifies.”

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