Over seventeen communities in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state have been submerged by flooding that wrecked havoc in the area.

Chairman of the Council Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas,  disclosed this when he paid an on the spot assessment to the communities in Umaisha, Toto LGA.

The council chairman who was represented by his Deputy, Abubakar Haruna kwanaki said that the visit was to ascertain the level of damage caused by the flood in the affected communities.

The Chairman while sympathizing with the traditional ruler of the area and people of Umaisha Development Area, described the incident as unfortunate and painful.

He appealed to the state government to come to the aid of the flood victims in order to improve on their standard of living.

According to him, council will do all what it could within its power to assist the victims of the flood  and will report to the state government for urgent intervention.

The Council Boss urged the flood victims to relocate to safer areas. 

Responding, Ohimege Opanda Umaisha, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi who is the Chairman, Toto Local Government Traditional Council appreciated the council boss for the visit.

The traditional ruler called on both the state and federal governments, non governmental organizations and spirited individuals to come to the aid of his people.

He said that houses, farm lands and other valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed by the flood in his domain.

COV/Aliyu Muraki