While the country and the entire world are worrying about the coronavirus pandemic, property worth millions of naira were destroyed, Monday, when some parts of Plateau State recorded their first rainfall of the year.
The rainstorm, which started around noon that fateful day was accompanied by a heavy windstorm that blew off rooftops of over fifty houses and rendered many families homeless.
The unfortunate incident, which occurred in Jibam District and environs of Pankshin LGA headquarters of Plateau Central Senatorial Zone of the state, has thrown the inhabitants into confusion and panic as most of the affected persons are stranded.
Narrating the incident, a resident of Jibam village, Samnaan Pebhilip, lamented that the storm wrecked unimaginable havoc on the community.
According to Pebhilip, who operates a block industry in the village, said: “most of us have lost property worth millions of Naira and the general mood in the community is one of despair and confusion because as the wet season sets in, our seedlings have been completely destroyed in the rainstorm.”