Nigeria: Floods kill 53, displace over 100,420 people in 11 states


FILE PHOTO: Flood in Lokoja
No fewer than 53 people have died in eleven states following flood disasters that displaced more than 100,420 persons this year.
NAN reports that thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of Naira were also lost to the flood disasters in many Local Government Areas affected in the northern states.
NAN also reports that the affected states are Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi.
In Kano State, a Director with the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Sabi’u Mohammed, said 12 people lost their lives in the disasters.
“The deceased lost their lives in six Local Government Areas of the state between August and September as a result of the flooding.
“Six persons died in Shonono, two each in Dala and Tudun Wada and one each in Gabasawa and Takai Local Government Areas,” he said.
He told NAN that more than 1, 600 persons were displaced by the flood while property worth millions of Naira was destroyed.
Mohammed explained that officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had already visited some of affected areas and assessed the situation.
“At our own level we have submitted a comprehensive report to the state government for possible assistance to the victims of the disaster.
“I am happy to inform you that the government had recently approved N15.8 million for the purchase and distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster in Albasu Local Government area,” he said.
From Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, NEMA confirmed the death of eleven persons as a result of flooding.
Mr Thickman Tanimu , Deputy Head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara, while a seven-year-old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local Government of Sokoto State.
Tanimu said that more than 86, 710 hectares valued …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper