Jigawa: Flood destroys 50 houses, displaces 200 persons

WorldStage NewsOnlinne— No fewer than 50 houses have been destroyed and over 200 persons displaced by flood in Yalleman and Dakayyawa towns in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa.

The Information Officer for the council, Alhaji Fahad Muhammad who disclosed this on Tuesday in Kaugama said 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.

He said 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 said.

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

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