6 killed, 600 others displaced in Jigawa flood

No fewer 6 people were killed and over 600 others displaced while several houses have been submerged by flood, after several hours of heavy downpour in different areas of Jigawa state on Tuesday night.

The displaced people who are currently taking refuge in schools and relatives’ houses were visited by the Jigawa state Deputy Governor, Umar Namadi in their locations including Birninkudu local government area.

The Executive Secretary of the Jigawa state Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Sani Yusuf, who confirmed this to reporters said Kirikasamma, Kafin Hausa, Guri, and Birninkudu local government areas were among the seriously affected.

According to him, a pregnant woman named Halima Manu and two of her children, four-year-old Aisha Manu and two-year-old Dauda Manu were killed after their mud houses collapsed on them.

Yusuf further stated that a couple in Madici village of Kirikasamma local governments were also killed.

Similarly, in Gwaza village of Birninkudu local government, a bridge collapsed and many houses were destroyed by the flood, while many residents are presently taking shelter in the neigbourhood.

However, the Deputy Governor has promised the state government’s intervention to cushion effects of the disaster.

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