June 13, 2024

Bustan Daily

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The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has
confirmed four persons killed and over 5,200 houses destroyed due
to flooding in Rogo and Danbatta Local Government Areas of the
Mr Sale Jili, Executive Secretary of the Agency, confirmed the
incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on
Saturday in Kano.
NAN reports that the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has
predicted flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in 20 Local
Government Areas of the state.
Jili disclosed that two persons lost their lives and 200 houses
destroyed in Rogo, while two other persons and over 5,000 houses
were destroyed by flood in Danbatta.
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“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We also
visited Rogo and Danbatta to sympathise with the victims over the
“There are reports of flooding in the 44 LGAs of the state due to
heavy rainfall this season,” he said.
According to him, the displaced persons are currently taking
shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.
Jili said the Agency had distributed relief items worth N3.5 million
to the affected persons to alleviate their sufferings.
He listed the items to include the items distributed include bags of
cement, food items, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress and
toiletries among others.
The Secretary urged residents of the state to clear drains and
desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on waterways to
control flooding in the state. (NAN)

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