Uncategorized

Flood destroys 585 houses in Sokoto

By  | 
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse
A late night flood has destroyed no fewer than 585 houses in seven towns of Wurno Local Government of Sokoto State.

The Chairman of the local government council, Alhaji Abdulkadir Jelani, disclosed this in Wurno town, Headquarters of the local government today when he addressed newsmen.

Jelani said that the tragedy occurred as a result of a heavy downpour. He listed the affected towns as Wurno, Laka, Barayar Zaki, Tambogarkar Daji,Koliyal Kwargaba and Tunga.

“The problem was aggravated by the blockage of some drainages in the affected town and their environs,’’ he said.

The chairman said that the victims were now squatting with neighbours, relatives and other good Samaritans and although there was no loss of any lives, the flood had destroyed many farm produce believed to be worth millions of naira.

READ:  Alula Okposo, Sammy Okposo’s Daughter, Wrecks Friend’s Marriage With unclad Photos

They include onions, garlic, rice, wheat and beans, among others following the submerging of hundreds of farmlands.

Jelani said that the local government had set up a 13-man committee to find out the remote and immediate causes of the disaster.

READ:  Easter Tragedy As Collapsed Church Building Reportedly Kill At Least 40 people In Benue

”It will also assess the extent of damage caused by the flood as well as recommend the form of assistance to be rendered to the victims. 

”I am also appealing to the state government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other donor agencies to come to the immediate aid of the victims,” he said.

Another flood tragedy in the previous week destroyed no fewer than 52 houses in Wurno town, although there was no loss of lives

READ:  Bomb blast kills 6-yr-old boy, injures 10 in Bauchi
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Shares

Related Post

LEAVE A COMMENT

Got real life stories, gossip, tip-off, happening-right-now photos, compelling and inspiring stories to share? Send us an email: info@kanyiokeke.com or tag us on Twitter: @KanyiOkeke. You can also send us stories and pictures through whatsapp 08056663554

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *