KANO — Farms and property worth N1.5 billion have been destroyed by floods in eight local government areas of the state.
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had earlier predicted flooding in 25 LGAs of the state due to expected heavy rainfall.
Dr. Sale Jili, Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency who spoke in Kano on Sunday said 95 farms were affected.
The affected LGAs according to Jili include Bunkure, Minjibir, Tarauni, Doguwa, Rano, Ungogo, Tudun Wada and Tsanyawa.
“About 26 persons were killed 2,026 houses destroyed, 95 rice farms washed away and 19 persons injured due to flooding in the state.”
“We have visited Bunkure, Minjibir, Tarauni, and Doguwa to distribute relief materials to the victims as a measure to alleviate their sufferings.”
“The items distributed include food items, bags of cement, roofing sheets, mats, and blankets,” he said.
The Executive Secretary explained that the agency had deployed personnel to Tudun Wada LGA which was badly affected by the disaster to assess the damage to enable it to develop comprehensive data.
Jili urged residents of the state to report any disaster to their ward heads and warned them against dumping refuse on waterways and clear their drainages to avert flooding.
Meanwhile, furnished Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp with mattresses and beddings to accommodate over 700 flood victims has been set up by the Kano State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government.
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