Jang Orders Supply Of Relief Materials To Hundreds Of Flood Victims
JOS, July 23, (THEWILL) – Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang on Monday sympathised with families and surviving victims of Sunday night’s flooding in some parts of the capital city of Jos, which resulted in the death of at least 35 people, including a 90-year-old woman and a three-month-old baby.
Manasie Phampe, head of the Red Cross in Plateau State had confirmed that, in addition to the deaths, about 200 homes were either submerged or destroyed.
The state arm of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) consequently opened two camps in Gangare Primary School and Islamiyya Secondary School to provide temporary shelter for the affected persons.
In a press statement signed by the commissioner for information and communication, Pastor Yiljap Abraham, the state government described the “unexpected natural phenomenon, which has brought grief to the people in its wake,” as sad.
“Consequently, Governor Jonah Jang has directed the State Relief Committee to step in with immediate effect and provide relief for the surviving victims. The governor urges citizens to pray against any situation that brings further pain and discomfort on the people,” it added.
Meanwhile, a NEMA rescue team dispatched to the affected areas was still working to retrieve dead and missing bodies, as at the time of filing this report in.