June 24, 2024

Flood wreaks havoc on Adamawa community


An early morning downpour has caused havoc in Nasarawo Demsa, a community in the Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Sources said the rain, which started at 2 am on Sunday, lasted for hours, leading to the flood, which entered homes, shops, schools, and worship centres and destroyed valuables.

Residents who expressed regret over the flood said it had become recurrent, blaming it on the poor drainage system.

A resident in the affected community, Hali Yohana who said he was personally affected, said the area experiences perennial flood disasters each time leaving residents at the mercy of God.

He said, “Whenever it rains, it spreads to our houses and shops, destroys our belongings and in many cases pulls down our houses and fences.”

While Hali urged the government to intervene, another resident, Jabir Gambo, accused the authorities of lack of concern and called on his kinsmen to forget about the government and work on their own to save their properties.

DAILY POST reports that Demsa, where the Sunday morning flood occurred, is a suburban LGA bordering the more modern Yola South LGA, which with Yola North and Girei roughly make up the Yola capital city. A similar flood was experienced just this past week in Girei.

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