Flood render residents homeless in Jalingo


Residents of Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State are seeking shelter among friends, relative and religious centers following an early morning torrential downpour that wrecked havoc to structures and animals in the state capital.

Rural Post learned the rain which started around 4am on Saturday lasted hours and submerged houses, farmlands, vehicles and business centers. Domestic animals were swept away by the flood while the popular Mayo-Gwua bridge, which is located in the heart of the state capital was also not spared by the flood.

Our correspondent gathered that vehicular movements have been distorted as both public and private vehicles coming in and out of Jalingo city are being compelled to seek alternative routes.

Meanwhile, residents of the city have lamented the loss of their valuables, saying all they worked for have been lost.

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