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6,000 farmlands and 2,062 houses destroyed as flood kills three in Bauchi – BASEMA
6,000 farmlands and 2,062 houses destroyed as flood kills three in Bauchi – BASEMA

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The Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA) has confirmed that flood disaster in the state has killed three people, destroyed 6000 farmlands, 2062 houses this year.

The Head of Operations, BASEMA, Dr Abubakar Gabarin, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bauchi, stated that the flood-affected many communities in the state.

Dr Gabarin said the flood which affected 17 local government areas also destroyed property valued at N900 million.

Gabarin named the affected Local Government Areas as Alkaleri, Kirfi, Jammare, Bauchi, Ningi, Zaki Giade, Itas Gadau Gamawa, Shira, Darazo, Dambam Bogoro, Katagum, Dass, and Warji.

 

He said that between June and August every year, the state witnessed heavy downpours with windstorms and floods that caused serious damages.

 

“This year by our records, we have recorded three deaths and 24 injured persons as well as destruction of 2062 households and 6000 farmlands,” he said.

 

According to him, the people whose households were washed away were now taking refuge in the neighbour’s houses and neighboring villages.

 

Gabarin said the agency would continue to sensitise the public on the dangers of flooding and added that it was collaborating with partners on mitigation measures against flood.

 


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