Flood kills 4, destroys numerous houses
Four persons have been confirmed dead and over 5,200 houses destroyed due to flooding in Rogo and Danbatta Local Government Areas in Kano State.
The Executive Secretary of Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sale Jili confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had predicted flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
Mr Jili explained that two persons lost their lives and 200 houses destroyed in Rogo, while two other persons and over 5,000 houses were destroyed by flood in Danbatta.
“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We also visited Rogo and Danbatta to sympathize 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 said.
According to him, the displaced persons are currently taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities and the agency has distributed relief items worth N3.5 million to the affected persons to alleviate their sufferings. He listed the items to include bags of cement, food items, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress and toiletries among others.
The secretary urged residents of Kano State to clear drains and desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on waterways to control flooding in the state.