Flood destroys 50 houses, displaces 200 persons in Jigawa

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Flood has destroyed 50 houses and displaced over 200 persons in Yalleman and Dakayyawa towns in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa state, Northern Nigeria.

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

Muhammad said that the displaced persons were taking shelter in neighbouring towns adding that preliminary investigations revealed that blockage of drainage in the areas were largely responsible for the disaster.

“If residents of these areas have been making efforts to clear drainage, the destruction would have been averted or at least minimized,’’ the information officer stated.

He said that the council was currently assessing the extent of the damages caused by the flood with a view to bringing succour to the victims.

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

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

Peace PIAK