24 die in Jigawa flood disaster

24 people reportedly died from the flood disaster in Jigawa State, which affected mostly displaced 51,000 families spread over 24 local government areas.

Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Relief Management Agency (SEMA) Yusuf Babura said late victims of the incident are mostly children.

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Babura said:

“Many of the victims lost their lives as a result of building collapse caused by heavy rainfall in the areas, and others washed away by over flooded rivers.

“Report available to us show that four people died in Gwaram, while three died in Babura, Ringim and Malam Madori local government areas and two in Birnin-Kudu and Guri local government areas.”

He also revealed that the agency has embarked on the distribution of emergency relief items to the victims as the agency partnered with some councils, camped victims in public buildings, mostly schools.

The Nation reported that affected areas include Maruta, Babaldu, Samamiya in Birnin-Kudu and Gwaram local government areas and crops like millet, guinea corn, rice and maize valued at billions of naira were destroyed.


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