Flood destroys 50 houses, displaces 200 persons in Jigawa

Flood destroys 50 houses, displaces 200 persons in Jigawa

Flood has destroyed more than 50 houses and displaced over 200 persons in Yalleman and Dakayyawa towns in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa.


The Information Officer for the council, Alhaji Fahad Muhammad, told the journalists on Tuesday in Kaugama that the flood was caused by heavy rain which began by 4pm on Monday and lasted till 10pm.

Muhammad said that the displaced persons were taking shelter in neighboring towns.

He said that preliminary investigations revealed that blockage of drainage in the areas was largely responsible for the disaster.

The information officer said that the council was currently assessing the extent of the damages caused by the flood with a view to bringing succor to the victims.

Muhammad appealed to the State and Federal Governments to also assist the victims with relief materials.

Yalleman and Dakayyawa towns were also affected by the 2018 flood that killed 21 persons and ravaged over 200 communities in the state.

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