Over 3000 people have been rendered homeless, and over 200 houses destroyed, in a torrential rainfall in Jos, capital of Plateau State. This compounds the misery in the area, which has lately been the scene of intense communal and religious violence.
The areas mostly affected by the rain and floods are Rikkos, Ungwan Rogo, Gangare, and Ali Kazaure.
Abdulsalam Mohammed, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which is giving some relief materials to those affected, said his agency was liaising with traditional rulers about the distribution alongside continuing with the search for the many people that are still missing.
According to some of the affected refugees that SaharaReporters talked to, many families are still looking for their loved ones.