An all-night heavy downpour accompanied by rainstorm has destroyed many buildings in Ai’fam, Owukpa district I
Ogbadigbo local government area in Benue south senatorial district.
A resident, Solomon Ogaba, told Achievers Newspaper reporter that the rainstorm started at about 11 pm on Saturday night when some people were still awake.
He stated there was thunder before the downpour accompanied by rainstorms, which blew off rooftops of buildings, including church, school, and residential houses with property worth millions destroyed.
He said about 60 houses were destroyed and 100 persons rendered homeless.
A Catholic Church, Ahor Market, and the LGEA Primary School, including stalls in the market were destroyed.
Some people sustained injuries and are receiving treatment in various hospitals.
Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District Comrade Abba Morro lamented the level of destruction and called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to come to the aid of the victims.