- About 24 persons have lost their lives to flooding that ravaged Jigawa communities
- The sad incident also destroyed 50 houses in the affected local governments
- SEMA's boss, Yusuf Sani Babura, confirmed the incident
No fewer than 24 persons have been reported dead when 17 out of the 27 local government councils in Jigawa state were ravaged by flood.
Daily Trust reports that the executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, told newsmen that some of the victims were taking temporary shelter in primary schools, while some others are squatting with their relatives.
Legit.ng gathered that Babura said so far, 50 houses have been washed away by the flood, saying that as a temporary measure, SEMA had commenced the distribution of some relief items, which include food, drugs, and other materials.
The report said that a victim in Maruta town in Gwaram local government council, however, told journalists that about 3,000 houses have been washed away in the town.
It was learnt that some parts of the town have been relocated, and an IDP camp created to take care of the peoples’ urgent needs, while a woman was reported to have delivered a baby in the camp.
The newspaper noted that apart from Gwaram, other local governments that experienced heavy flooding include Birnin Kudu, Babura, Malam Madori, Jahun, Ringim, and Kirikasanma.
In Birnin Kudu local government, three persons lost their lives in Babaldu and one person died in Sememia. Three persons reportedly died in Ringim, as well as Malam Madori.
However, in Jahun and Kirikisanma, no life was lost, but some villages were completely cut off by the flood.
Babura said the state government through SEMA had procured 40 canoes to be distributed to affected communities, saying so far, 10 of the canoes have been given out, while the remaining 30 would be shared subsequently to needy communities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some families in Kano were affected by flooding which claimed four lives and destroyed over 5,200 houses.
It was reported that 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.
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