Category : Disaster | Sub Category : Natural disaster Posted on 2020-09-22 14:01:25 By:
About 6 blocks of classrooms, the administrative block, part of the Parish house and part of the Clinic/Maternity in St Patrick’s Parish Sabon Gida Takai in Gassol Local Government Area has been destroyed following a heavy windstorm in the area. Our correspondent who interviewed the Parish Priest and the administrator of Schools in Sabon Gida Takai, Rev Fr Jacob Wovoro said many of the buildings on the school premises had their roofs blown off, while others were completely destroyed.
Rev Fr Wovoro said part of the building of the Clinic/Maternity and part of the parish house were also badly affected by the storm. Speaking with our correspondent, Fr Wovoro noted that two women out the numerous internally displaced people who are taking refuge in the Church premises had miscarriages. He said the miscarriage came as a result of the buildings falling on the victims who were immediately rushed to the Hospital but unfortunately lost their pregnancies. The few that sustained minor injuries received treatment and are long discharged as at the time of filling this report.
Though no deaths or serious injuries were reported, the windstorm forced commuters and dwellers to scamper for safety and the area was deserted. The Clergy who sympathized with the family of the victims said the internally displaced persons who have no were to go are roaming the streets of Sabon Gida looking for were to hide their heads.
Since the incidence, Fr Wovoro added that priests of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo have come to the rescue of the few displaced persons there and they have as well assisted in the provision of blocks. Fr Wovoro is presently calling on philanthropists and the Government of Taraba State to come to help in the rebuilding of the destroyed structures.