Flood water ravages 300 Taraba homes

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No fewer than 300 houses have been submerged in flood water in several communities in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital a heavy downpour.

They also pointed fingers pointed at the release of water from Labdo dam in Cameroon.

No life has been reported lost but residents watched helplessly as business centres, vehicles, worship centres and schools were submerged by the flood.

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Red cross officials have arrived the flooded areas to provide emergency help for affected residents.

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Some residents asked the state government to assist in rebuilding their homes and provide relief materials to cushion the pain of their losses.

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The Chairman of Jalingo local government, Nasiru Bobojij has appealed to the Federal Government to collaborate with Cameroon, in order to intimate residents whenever the Labdo dam will be opened to avoid such casualties.

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