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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Flood Kills 21 in Kano, Niger, Jigawa


The Kano State Government has affirmed the death of nine individuals and damage of five others from an ongoing flood calamity in nine local government zones of the state.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Ali Bashir, unveiled this in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday.

Bashir said five people lost their lives in Rimin Gado, three at Gabasawa and one in Getso town, Gwarzo Local Government Area.

"So on the whole, nine people lost their lives and five others maintained wounds in the fiasco. An aggregate of 4,475 individuals were influenced by the surge," the copyist said.

A nursing mother and her youngster were among those killed by a surge on Saturday in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State, the state's Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) said yesterday.

The lady died with her child tied to her back, as per NSEMA Director General Ahmed Ibrahim Inga.

"We couldn't find out her character and where she originated from as no one appears to have known her," Inga said.

He said among the casualties was additionally a four-year-old young lady, Ummi Khaira, who passed on when a mud building where she kept running for shield alongside other youngsters crumbled on them in Rigasa zone.

Additionally affirmed to have kicked the bucket was a young fellow who had recently had composed his University Matriculation Examination .

He was said to play football with different youths.
The remaining parts of a dad of eight, 47-year-old Umar Gaya of Ungwar Gwari was additionally said to have been recouped Tuesday.

Inga said the surge washed away the Kontagora-Makera interstate at a point in Rafin Gora, prompting the brief suspension of vehicular development, particularly trucks by the state government.

In an announcement, the state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Danjuma Sallau, said Niger State Government is attempting to give a preoccupation to empower drivers.

Likewise, six people were accounted for dead in a kayak setback and building breakdown following a surge debacle in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State, the board's director, Abdulrashid Ibrahim said yesterday.

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