Plateau SEMA, assesses 100 farms destroyed by flood

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The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have visited  communities where over 100 farmlands were destroyed by flood in Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
The flood which was caused by a downpour that occurred on Sunday also washed away bridges in the Area.
The affected communities are under Panyam, Anpam, Pushit and Mangun districts.
They include: Ajing, Kombol, Dangdai, Kwangkong, Changel and Larkas and Mpre.
The farms ravaged by the disaster were mainly of maize and sugarcane.
Simon Walman, SEMA Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, who led the assessment team, appealed to the victims to regard the incident as an act of God.
Walman assured them that the agencies would report to government for prompt intervention in line with its core mandate of rendering humanitarian services.
The team also paid a courtesy visit to the leadership of Mangu Local Government.
Sunday Yilkyes, Secretary of  the Local Council, commended SEMA for the proactive steps it took to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
Yilkyes lamented the persistent natural disasters befalling the area, especially flood which, he said, was fast becoming an annual occurrence.
He appealed to government  not relent in providing succour to the affected areas.