Flood-affected Jalingo residents cry out over losses

Residents of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, Sunday cried out over the losses of their valuables to the early morning downpour that destroyed over 5,000 houses, farm lands and properties worth millions of naira.

Some victims of the heavy downpour while moving from street to street in Jalingo to seek for assistance, expressed sadness that they have lost all they worked for.

One of the victims of the disaster, Samaila Gadai, told Blueprint in Maiyo Gwai area of Jalingo that Saturday’s early morning flood rendered over 10, 000 of them homeless.

“As we speak, we are indeed rendered homeless. We lost all we worked for, the flood disaster has turned us to IDPs,” he lamented.

Also, a resident of Nasarawa area of Jalingo, Gift Nauu, told Governor Darius Ishaku to go on his knees and ask God for forgiveness.

He stated that the fact that he boasted in a viral video that he is a waterman got God angry.

“He was on a viral video on Channels television saying that he is a waterman and God tested Taraba state to show him that he does not have control over water.”

Tarabans since on Saturday through that social Media challenged him to show his power as a Waterman.

And unfornately he failed to show that supremacy that made him to be in charge of water.

He needs to apologise to Tarabans and go on his knees and denounced that name henceforth as Waterman.

Let us not forget the bible record, in Genesis, when God created the earth, he separated the water from the land.

And that proved that it is only God who can answer that supreme name ‘Waterman’ he added.

They appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Taraba State Emergency Management Agency and other spirited individuals to as a matter of urgency SEMA to come to their aide.