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Rainstorm sacks Benue community

By Peter Duru

MAKURDI — Heavy rainstorm over the weekend wrecked havoc at Iguamle in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, sacking the community and pulling down houses and economic trees valued at over N170 million.

When Vanguard visited the ruined community, it gathered from victims that the devastation had rendered many in the community homeless with children and women being the hardest hit by the disaster.

According to a source in Igumale town, the rain which started at about 8 p.m. Friday night, blew off roof tops of schools, churches and market stalls in Igumale main market.

It was also gathered that the wreck has forced most of the inhabitants of the community to find refuge in neigbouring communities where friends and relatives willingly offered some of the victims safe shelter.

Narrating his ordeal, Mr. John Abo explained that the Igumale community was jolted by the storm which was the first of its kind in the area.


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