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Flood kills three, damages 1,453 houses in two Bauchi LGAs

The flood also cut off roads linking the two LGAs with communities and some parts of the state in six places on the highway.

• September 11, 2022
Flood in Bauchi and Governor Bala Mohammed

Three persons were killed by flood which damaged 1,453 houses and several farmlands in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas on Wednesday.

Ibrahim Kabir, Director-General Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), confirmed this when he paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities on Saturday.

Briefing Governor Bala Mohammed afterwards, he said the flood also cut off roads linking the two LGAs with communities and some parts of the state in six places on the highway.

“As palliative measures, the communities need 14 canoes as means of transportation to cross the cut off roads to continue their normal businesses,” he said.

Mr Kabir advised the communities to relocate to safer areas to guarantee their safety.

Commiserating with the communities, Governor Mohammed called for a collective effort in addressing the devastating effects of incessant floodings across the state.

Mr Mohammed, while inspecting the level of damages caused by the flood, noted that annual losses of lives and property were being recorded in the state.

He called on the federal government to assist the state in providing a permanent solution to the problem, and as well provide palliative to victims.

The governor presented relief materials of two trucks of maize, drugs and medical consumables to Zaki and Gamawa local governments.

He also directed the SEMA to immediately procure 14 canoes to the affected communities and take inventory of the damage to enable the government to take further actions.

(NAN)

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