Rainstorm hit Plateau, destroys 50 houses


By Ade Oye

Property worth Millions of Naira and over 50 houses were destroyed after rainstorm affected several communities in Qua’Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.

It was learnt that the rain, which started on Sunday evening and lasted till the early hour of Monday, was accompanied by a heavy windstorm which rendered many families homeless and washed away farmlands.
One of the landlords whose building was hit by the storm, Mr Stephens Danladi, disclosed that the rain started at about 10:00pm on Sunday and lasted till the early hours of Monday and destroyed a lot of property across the local government, adding that houses destroyed by the rainstorm were more than 50.

However, the chairman of the council, Abdulmalik Yusuf Haruna, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mathias Yengoet Dajan, said the chairman had personally gone round some of the affected structures to ascertain the level of damage and had sympathised with the victims, admonishing them to accept the incident as an act of God.

Abdulmalik stated that the local government authority would take necessary steps to attract support from the government agencies and private hands.

He said that the incident destroyed government structures such as the legislative chamber, some departmental offices, some staff quarters, the NYSC lodge, the police station, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) divisional office and the magistrates’ court building, amongst others.

Also affected were group and private structures, including the newly roofed Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) club building, private primary and secondary schools, shopping malls and several residential buildings, as well as economic trees.

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