Flood Claims 3 Lives in Jos Metropolis 

Report says the areas had poor drainage system.
Flood area in Jos
Flood area in Jos Facebook

It was gathered that Gangere, Rikkos, Bauchi road and Eto-Baba communities of Jos North Local Government were flooded as result of heavy rains on Sunday and Monday that lasted for many hours.

Mr Eugene Nyenlong, Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), informed pressmen that his agency got a distress call that three persons had died as a result of the flood.

Nyenlong said that NEMA and other stakeholders were going to the affected communities to assess the situation.

“As I speak to you, we are moving to the scene with other stakeholders to have an on the spot assessment of the disaster, and also carry out advocacy visits.

“From the information before us, three persons have lost their lives from the flood that has become a recurring decimal in those areas.

“I appeal to the Plateau State Government to take stringent measures to ensure that the people vacate the flood prone areas.

“If the people do not want to move out permanently, they can vacate the areas during the rainy season and return during the dry season,” he said.

The zonal coordinator said there is a tributary that connects the communities and makes them susceptible to flooding.

He also noted that apart from the tributary, the areas had poor drainage systems.

Mr Sunday Abdu, the Executive Secretary, Plateau State Emergency Agency (SEMA),  also told NAN that they were on their way to the affected communities.

Abdu said that the agency would know the next line of action after an on the spot assessment.

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