By Henry Umoru
Abuja – TRAGEDY struck in Kubwa and Gwagwalada communities of the Federal Capital Territory yesterday as thousands of people were rendered homeless and property worth millions of naira destroyed following heavy flooding in the areas.
In Kubwa, one of the satellite towns in the nationâ€™s capital city, it was gathered from some of the affected residents that the flood in the area was as a result of opening up of the water reservoir at the Lower Usuma Dam by the FCT water board, just as some attributed it to the heavy rains which later triggered the flooding along side the dam that was opened.
In phases three and four of the area, more than 20 vehicles were submerged in the waters and property worth millions of naira destroyed, just as six people were rescued by men of the fire service from flood waters.
In Gwagwalada, the situation was worse as the houses submerged could not be seen except for the roof head of the buildings.
When Vanguard correspondent visited Gwagwalada, it was discovered that the communities that were badly affected included Angwan Dodo, Park Road, Kutunku, Abattoir and in Park road, commercial activities were stopped as the incident affected vehicular movement on the ever busy road.