Umar Akilu Majeri
The Jigawa State Government said the death toll in the Jigawa flood has risen to twenty-persons.
The Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) Sani Yusif Babura who disclosed this to our reporter said those who are affected were mostly children.
Our Reporter reliably gathered that sixteen people have reportedly lost their lives and thousands of houses were destroyed by rainfall which has rendered families homeless as a result of heavy downpour last week.
According to an investigation by our reporter, it was discovered out that flood destroyed over 50,000 houses across the 27 local government areas in the state well as thousands of farmlands where millions of naira of farm produce were washed away which include rice, maize, and millet.
He said so far, the agency is providing emergency relief to the affected victims residing temporarily in mosques, primary schools, and public buildings as well as relatives’ houses.
“We were providing all the necessary emergency relief to the affected victims, including, food, medicine, and sugar, canoes and temporary shelter to affected victims” he explained
Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has expressed deep concern over the flood that ravaged several communities in the state a situation that led to the death of people in some areas.