No fewer than 25 folks have died and greater than 51,000 homes had been destroyed by heavy rainfall in Jigawa.
Gov. Muhammad Badaru, made the disclosure whereas talking with newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse, NAN reviews.
The governor, nonetheless, stated he couldn’t instantly give the precise variety of casualties, including: “You see to place the variety of how many individuals died, you see this retains growing.
“The final rely we had was between 20 and 25. Some are but to confirm whether or not it was on account of flooding or different points, no matter it’s even whether it is one life that’s misplaced on account of flooding could be very critical,” he stated.
Badaru, who condoled the households of those that misplaced their lives and sympathised with these whose property was destroyed within the present flash floods, assured them of his authorities help.
He famous that not many individuals died within the flash floods, including that some died on account of heavy rainfall which led to sudden collapse of their homes.
“What now we have seen in the present day is just not the normal flooding, we’re nonetheless praying and hoping that Hadejia valley would nonetheless be intact till the top of the wet season.
“Numerous embankment had been constructed up across the valley. Within the final 5 months, now we have been placing embankments in locations the place floods occurred.
“This yr; now we have skilled much less flooding in these areas the place now we have offered mitigation.
“Many of the flooding this yr had been in locations the place we did envisage, however we are going to nonetheless analyse.
“This yr; there’s a heavy downpour, and should you analyse the variety of homes which have gone down, I believe greater than 51,000 homes had been destroyed, however we’re nonetheless counting.
“The moment rain got here up and poured, and due to the truth that the homes can’t preserve off they usually preserve happening.
“And in some instances it isn’t about flooding however heavy rainfall that destroyed the mud homes that our folks have, and that has been the pattern this yr,” Badaru stated.