June 13, 2024

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Three killed, 150 houses destroyed in Bauchi flood

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No fewer than three persons have been killed and over
150 houses destroyed by flood in three local
government areas of Bauchi State.
This was disclosed by members of the Bauchi State
House of Assembly during plenary on Tuesday.
A
lawmaker , Saleh Jibir , representing the Disina
constituency, raised the alarm over the failure of the
state government to control flooding .
He stated , “ Currently , there are reports of flooding
almost everywhere . In Disina ( Shira LGA ), there is
flooding in some areas that claimed one life .
“ I therefore urge this House to take immediate and
emergency action on the matter in my constituency
and other areas across the state . ”
Also , speaking, Yunusa Ahmad , representing the Warji
constituency, said 150 houses and other means of
livelihood had been destroyed in Kamasaya of the Dagu
ward , adding , “ In Burra village ( Ningi LGA ), the flood
claimed two lives.
“ This happened every year during the rainy season
and nothing has been done . The State Emergency
Management Agency visited the victims , but nothing
was given to them . ” A resident of Misau, Yusuf Jalam , who spoke to our
correspondent on the telephone , lamented that flood
had disconnected his community by washing away the
link road at Jalam in the Dambam Local Government
Area of the state .
“ There is no way we can take out our farm produce .
Most of us can no longer go to the farm ; there is
nothing to go and meet over there . Flood has washed
everything away , ” he said .

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