7yr old Master Ibrahim Sani, rescued from rubble after the flood

Three people including an infant were last week killed by flood in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.


At least nine houses were Wednesday swept by the flood in Unguwar Zuweira, near University of Jos, north of the city.

“The disaster is one too many,” said heartbroken Senator Istifanus Gyang of Plateau State Northern Senatorial District, Thursday.

Donating undisclosed cash sums to displaced victims, the Senator appealed for caution when planning urban settlements.

“These floods would be avoided if we do not build houses along waterways,” he said.

Represented by a former State lawmaker, Mr. Daniel Dem, Sen. Gyang condoled with families affected by the disaster, pledging his sustained support to them.

This was the first time a public official was visiting the community since the incident, said Mr. Auwal Yahaya Ahmed, the Youth leader of the community.

One of the beneficiaries of the donation, Mr. Muhammadu Kamilu and the Chairman, Hausa Fulani Forum, Jos North, Barr. Awal Haruna praised the Senator for showing care regardless of political differences.

The ruling All Progressives Congress is the dominant political Party in Northern Jos Plateau.

Senator Gyang was however elected on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, with his dominant votes coming from Northwest and Southern Jos, as well as Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas.