Police confirm 95 dead in Jigawa flood disaster

…Governor sympathises with victims’ families The Jigawa State Police Command has confirmed the death of 95 people in flood-related accidents across the State. Confirming the number of the deceased, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PRO), DSP Lawal Shi’isu Adam, said that the disaster has caused many calamities in the State. According to him, a report available to him indicated that a total of 95 people, including males and females, drowned due to the flood at different times and places. The Police spokesman added that “out of the number, over 22…

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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…

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Katsina records highest single-day rain in 100 years – Official

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet), says the northern part of the country is experiencing its peak of the rainy season and this will be characterised by flashes of floods. The NiMet Director-General/CEO, Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu, disclosed this in an event in Abuja at the sideline of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF)-African Swift Workshop on the pre-tested 3 users and co-production, organised by NIMET, and SWIFT. The theme of the workshop was: “Evaluation And Improvement of 0-6 hour and short term forecasts (nowcasting, forecasting and synoptic forecasting) with users…

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Rainfall: NEMA warns of flooding in 121 LGAs

…Says plane crashes, collapse of bridges likely The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) has issued an early warning alert on likely floods in several local government areas in Nigeria. The Director-General of NEMA, Ahmed Habib disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, at the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook released by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, (NIHSA). The prediction, according to the agency, is due to the volume of rainfall witnessed in some parts of the country and how the runways are constructed. The agency also said the above-normal rainfall could lead to…

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28 States at risk of severe flooding, Minister warns

The Minister of Water Resources, has said the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook shows that 28 States in the country are at risk of severe flooding. Adamu disclosed this yesterday, at the public presentation of the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook, (AFO), of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, (NIHSA), in Abuja. According to him, the States are Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, FCT, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara. “In summary, the 2021 AFO forecast…

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Flood: Four killed, 5,200 houses destroyed in Kano — Official

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 state. 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. Mr Jili disclosed that two persons lost their lives and 200 houses destroyed…

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Flooding alert lists FCT, Lagos, Rivers, others as high risk areas from Sept 6

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has predicted that heavy flood might hit the Federal Capital Territory, Rivers state, Bayelsa, and others beginning from September 6. Disclosing this to newsmen, the  Director-General of NIHSA, Clement Nze, said the Middle Niger of the River Niger Basin is currently flooded and the magnitude of flood from that area is expected to arrive in Nigeria through Kebbi State from September 6, 2020.  He said parts of 275 local government areas in the 36 states of the federation, including Abuja, were within the moderately probable flood…

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Borno State Government provides 160,000 buffer sacks to address perennial flooding in Mobbar

By Adamu Aliyu Ngulde, Maiduguri Borno state Government has assured its readiness to address the reoccurring perennial flooding in Mobbar local government area by providing empty sacks to serve as buffer in curtailing impending flooding during the raining season. Borno state Commissioner of Agriculture, Engr. Bukar Talba, who represented Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, gave the assurance while inspecting some flood prone areas in Mobbar the Headquarters of Damasak local government area. Speaking at the occasion, the Secretary of Mobbar Local Government, Mamman Aji expressed satisfaction with the arrangement order and…

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