Bauchi flood kills three, destroys 2,062 houses

…Submerges 6,000 farms

Three people have been killed in Bauchi State, in the North-East, due to floods from the torrential rain that now tallies up to 2,062 the number of houses and 6,000 farmlands destroyed this year.

Flood also killed 26 people in Kano, in the North-Central, and destroyed 2,026 houses and wrecked 95 farms last weekend, and extended the havoc to Adamawa in the North-East, where it displaced 2,000 residents and overran 300 farms.

The Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency, (BASEMA) Head of Operations, Abubakar Gabarin, confirmed in Bauchi that many communities in 17 councils were affected and property valued at N900 million destroyed.

He named the councils as Alkaleri, Kirfi, Jammare, Bauchi, Ningi, Zaki Giade, Itas Gadau Gamawa, Shira, Darazo, Dambam Bogoro, Katagum, Dass and Warji.

Gabarin said those whose households were washed away are taking refuge in neighbours’ homes and neighbouring villages.

In neighbouring Adamawa State, the flood destroyed bridges on two major roads in Maiha Council – Jabbi-Lamba to Belel and Nguli to Belel, which run across a number of other council areas in northern Adamawa.

No life was lost but valuable properties were destroyed by the floods, he added.

Before the latest mishap, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, (ADSEMA), had confirmed that no fewer than 2,000 people were affected across the State by a flood that resulted from a heavy downpour last weekend.

ADSEMA Executive Secretary, Mohamed Sulaiman, disclosed in Yola that 227 houses were submerged and 300 farmlands destroyed.

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