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Flood displaces many and kills 50 in Jigawa



Flood displaces many and kills 50 in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Government has reported the deaths of 50 persons and the displacement of several others, as floods wreak havoc on parts of the state.

The flood also wrecked thousands of homes in the state, according to Sani Yusuf, executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, who revealed this while addressing newsmen in Dutse.

Yusuf claimed that the predicament had compelled numerous Jigawa citizens to seek refuge in various locations, including government buildings.

According to information obtained, the states administration housed numerous displaced people in 11 temporary camps.

Some of the victims were from the community of Balangu, where no fewer than 237 homes were destroyed and submerged under water, killing four people.

“We have so many displaced persons in about 11 temporary camps. In Balangu alone, 237 houses have been damaged and the occupants are now living in a temporary camp,” Yusuf said.

“Four people also died in that same village, after the six in Kafin Hausa. So, when you go around the state, we lost about 50 people to the flood now. Even yesterday (Saturday), seven people from the same family died.”

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