Saturday, 26 April 2014
Over 100 Destroyed In a Rainstorm In Plateau State.
No fewer than 100 houses and shops were destroyed by rainstorm, which followed more than four hours of torrential rainfall in
Dorowa village of Barkin ladi local government area of Plateau State.
Also hundreds of people were rendered homeless by the rainstorm, which also destroyed two schools, shops and a police station.
Punch gathered that many of the affected house owners in the village were now squatting with relations in various parts of the state.
Chairman of the local government, Mr. Emmauel Loman, told newsmen on Saturday that he has called on the state government and the State Emergency Management Agency to come to the aid of the victims.
He said, “Right now the safety and wellbeing of the displaced people is our priority and that is why we have called on the state government and SEMA to come to our aid.”
Loman also appealed for donations from individuals in order to assist those affected.