65  Houses  destroyed  by heavy rainfall In Jigawa Village

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flood-218x150At least, about 165 houses were destroyed as a  result of heavy  rainfall  in Musari Village of Guri local  government  area in Jigawa state and rendered hundreds of residents homeless.

According to   a press statement  signed by Sanusi Doro , the spokesman of the local government he said that  some of the victims were taking refuge at the schools,  houses of relations  of some good Samaritans, while others  were left with no alternatives.

The release added that one person was seriously wounded and is receiving treatment at Hadejia General hospital   as he was trapped by houses which collapsed   as a result of the torrential rainfall.

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The village head of Musari Abdullahi maitumbi  and one Ramatu Yahaya have appealed to Giri local government  and the Jigawa state government  as well a the National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA]    to as  a matter of urgency  come the aid of the victims with a  view to cushion their plight.

Ramatu Yahaya added that they have nowhere to put their heads, no food  and no clothes to wear , the release said that   Guri local  government has sent a delegation  under the leadership of secretary of the council  Muhammad   Hassan  Abi and director  personnel  management  Alhaji Ado Sani  Abuabakr  to sympathize with the victims.

The leader of the delegation Mohammad  Hassan assured the victims that  the local government will soon come to their aid adding that culverts and drainages will be constructed in order to solve the problem of flooding in the village.  In his remarks, the district head of Kadira ,Danruwatan Hadejia Alhaji A bdulkadir Muhammd expressed  sympathy with people of the village   overt the calamity  on behalf of the Hadeja Emirate Council.

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