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Flood has killed 26, destroyed 1,000 houses from April to date: Kano SEMA

The Kano SEMA boss advised those living close to rivers and ponds to vacate the area for one to two months.

• July 30, 2021
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The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said on Friday that flood killed 26 people and destroyed over 1,000 houses from April to date.

The executive secretary of SEMA in Kano, Saleh Jili, said that 50 other persons sustained injuries due to the flood and windstorm that occurred in four Local Government Areas of the state

According to him, the affected local government areas are Bunkure, Minjibir, Tarauni and Doguwa.

He said that the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had earlier predicted that there would be flooding in 25 local government areas of the state this year.

The SEMA boss said the agency had visited the affected areas to sympathise with the victims on behalf of the state government and distributed relief materials to them to alleviate their suffering.

“The items distributed included bags of cement, bags of rice, maize, millet, roofing sheets and toiletries,” he said.

The executive secretary called on donor agencies and wealthy individuals to assist in supporting the victims.

“Our economy is down due to COVID-19; the government cannot do it alone,” he said.

Mr Jili also called on those living close to rivers and ponds in the state to vacate the area for one to two months.

“If the rivers and ponds overfills with water, please vacate your houses.

“I urge those who are not yet affected by the flood to do everything possible to prevent it by clearing their drainages, collecting refuse and taking it to the appropriate place,” he advised.

Mr Jili added that the agency would not relent in its effort to ensure the protection of lives and properties. 

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