April 22, 2024

Flood kills 50, displaces scores in Jigawa


The Jigawa State Government has confirmed the death of 50 persons with many others displaced as the flood ravages parts of the state.

Speaking in Dutse, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Yusuf, said the flood destroyed thousands of houses in the state, too.

According to him, the flood forced many Jigawa residents to relocate to other places including government buildings.

Sources said the state government housed many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps.

Some of the victims include Balangu village where, at least, 237 houses were submerged under water and destroyed with four people dead.

“We have so many displaced persons in about 11 temporary camps. In Balangu alone, 237 houses have been damaged and the occupants are now living in a temporary camp.

“Four people also died in that same village, after the six in Kafin Hausa. So, when you go around the state, we lost about 50 people to the flood now. Even yesterday (Saturday), seven people from the same family died,” he said.

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