No fewer than 100 houses were destroyed and 500 persons were rendered homeless following Friday rain in Gombe State. The incident, which happened in Dogon Ruwa community in Kaltungo Local Government Area, also washed away 15 goats.
The community leader, Aliyu Isah, explained that among the 15 animals were sheep and goats, adding that the flood left a devastating impact on the people.
Ishah, who doubles as Sa’in Dogon Ruwa of the community, told our correspondent that the LGA authorities were aware and yet to act. He called on the Gombe State Government to help them.
Isah said, “We the Dogon Ruwa community appeal to the state government to assist us. We need shelter and food. There will go a long way in addressing the immediate needs of those of us who are facing hardship. We have already complained to our LGA chairman.
“We lost about 15 sheep and goats. 100 houses were destroyed and 500 are currently homeless. The lack of adequate shelter has become a pressing concern for many of us, leaving families vulnerable and exposed to risks. Also, the scarcity of food resources further worsens our situation. The value of what was lost is in millions.”
The Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, SEMA, Mohammed Garba, promised to contact our correspondent. As of press time, Garba had yet to respond.