Flood claims 18, destroys 6, 637 houses in Jigawa

THE executive secretary  of Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (JSEMA), Alhaji Yusif Sani, has   said  that 18 people  lost their lives  while about  6,637 houses, were destroyed by flood in the 19 local government areas of the state.

The executive secretary  said this  while  addressing  newsmen  on Tuesday, in Dutse, the state capital,  adding  that the incidents occurred  recently.

Sani  said  that the people lost their lives  in Gwaram, Dutse, Jahun, Gumel, Guri, Ringim  as well as Kazaure Local Government areas of the state.

The executive secretary said that the flood destroyed houses in Dutse, Jahun;  Hadejia, Babura;  Ringim;  Gumel;  Malammadori and  in Birninkudu Gocal government areas.

According to him, the disaster also  destroyed  houses in Taur, Kazaure;  Maigatari;  Gagarawa;  Buji;  Kirikasamma; Garki; Kiyawa;  Kafinhausa;  Gwaram and Suletankarkar Local Government areas.

He said the state government had already intervened by providing  financial assistance  for the victims in phases.