A heavy downpour in Taraba threatened the lives and property of residents in the river-rine area of the state.
Dampar, a riverine community in the Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State has been visited by devastating and unfortunate flooding that almost overran the entire community.
The flooding, triggered by torrential rainfall early in the week, lasted for three days and wreaked havoc as it destroyed valuables and properties of the locals.
According to Arewa Voice’s findings what contributed to the devastating effect of the flooding that submerged the community was human activity.
It was also learnt that the flooding of the community had become a yearly occurrence during raining season.
He pointed out that additional drainages were needed in the community and appealed to the state government to come to the aid of the community to prevent further disaster.
According to him: “The rain, which lasted for three days, almost displaced our people.
“The youths and members of the community who quickly swung into action by clearing water channels lessened the anguish of community members. Some houses were affected and valuables were lost but we are grateful that the destruction was not more than it is right now,” Dambawuro said.
The Acting Chairman of Ibi LGA, Abubakar Dali, praised the youths for their bravery and community spirit in risking their lives to salvage others from the flood.
He further asked for the state government’s support to ensure the community is safeguarded from the yearly flooding that has continued to wreak havoc.