Flood kills four, destroys 5200 houses in Kano
- These are not the best of times for some communities in Kano state following the havoc caused by flooding
- Two local government areas, Rogo and Danbatta, were affected by the flood which destroyed more than 5,200 houses
- NiMet has issued a warning about flooding in 20 LGAs of the state
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Families in Kano have been affected by flooding which claimed four lives and destroyed over 5,200 houses.
The sad incident happened in Rogo and Danbatta local government areas of the state.
Confirming the incident on Saturday, September 5, Sale Jili, the executive secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said two persons lost their lives and 200 houses were destroyed in Rogo.
He noted that two other persons and over 5,000 houses were destroyed in Danbatta.
“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We also visited Rogo and Danbatta to sympathise with the victims over the disaster.
"There are reports of flooding in the 44 LGAs of the state due to heavy rainfall this season," he added.
Jili disclosed that those who were displaced by the flood are taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.
According to him, relief materials worth N3.5 million have been distributed by SEMA to those affected.
Some of the items distributed include bags of cement, food items, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress and toiletries among others.
Jili called gave advise to residents on ways to control flooding in the state. He called for the clearing of drainages and a stop to indiscriminate dumping of waste on waterways.
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Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in 20 local Government Areas of the state
Some days back, Legit.ng reported that lives were lost due to heavy floods in Kebbi state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, September 2, reacted to the deaths, saying the floods couldn’t have come at a worse time for farmers and Nigerians who were already looking forward to a bumper harvest this year.
The Nigerian government earlier warned that many states may be wrecked by flood very soon.
The Niger Basin Authority which issued the alert said the floods would begin any time from September 6, starting with Kebbi state.
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