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Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi

Bauchi State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) says flood had killed 16 individuals, destroyed 3,042 homes and several other farmlands within the state.

Alhaji Shehu Ningi, the Everlasting Secretary (PS) of SEMA informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Bauchi that 11 out of the 20 native authorities areas of the state had been affected by the flood.

“The affected native authorities areas embrace Shira, Dambam, Katagum, Jammare, Warji, Itas, Alkaleri, Bauchi, Zaki Kirfi and Gamawa,” he mentioned.

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He mentioned farmlands and crops together with maize, millet, guinea corn and rice had been destroyed on account of the flood.

Ningi mentioned the state authorities has directed the company to supply aid supplies to some affected communities in six native authorities areas.

He defined that aid supplies supplied to the victims embrace: assorted meals gadgets, drugs, beddings, canoes and short-term shelter.

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“The affected victims have been briefly relocated to numerous faculties, mosques and family’ homes,” Ningi mentioned.

Ningi added that the federal government was doing its finest to avert the scenario in different components of the state.

“The Company has launched into a excessive stage of sensitization to non secular our bodies and communities by way of jingles and different technique of communication,” he mentioned.

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He urged the individuals to keep away from indiscriminate dumping of refuse and erection of buildings on the waterways.

Ningi careworn the necessity for presidency to develop drainage methods and interact within the development of dams that would cut back the amount of water that goes into the communities.

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