Flood kills 13 persons, destroys 36,000 houses in Jigawa

The past months in Nigeria have witnessed floods that have caused great pains across the country.


The flood that ravaged some parts of Jigawa state has left 13 people dead and more than 36 thousand houses destroyed, the Chairman of Jigawa Flood Control Committee, Abdulkadir Jinjiri, said on Friday in Dutse.

Mr. Jinjiri said about 400,000 farmlands were submerged by the flood which affected 18 local government areas of the state.

The chairman, who is also the Commissioner for Rural and Infrastructure Development, said that the state government and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has distributed relief materials to the victims.

He said some of the victims had moved out of the affected areas, while others were either living with relatives or in the various camps set up by the state government for displaced persons.

Meanwhile, the ward head of Sintilmawa, in Ringim Local Government Area, Idris Adamu, has appealed to the state government to provide permanent settlement for the community, to save them from incessant flooding.

Mr. Adamu made the call on Friday at the Government Junior Secondary School, Ringim, where the displaced residents were camped.

He said the community had been experiencing flood disaster in the last 11 years, which has led to loss of several lives and property.




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