Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa

Flood has destroyed 120 houses and washed away farms and other valuables worth millions of naira in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

A lawmaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Jahun/Miga consituency, Sai’du Yusuf, made the figure known to newsmen after visiting the victims.

Yusuf said the report received from the victims, indicated that about 120 houses, foodstuffs and other valuables were destroyed by flood.

The lawmaker, accompanied by the Chief Whip, Alasan Doguwa, and an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said he came to sympathise with the victims.

Yusuf said he came in company of Alasan, who represented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, to assess the level of damages caused by the flood for appropriate action, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.

Alasan donated N500,000 to the victims, while Yusuf declined comments on his donation, saying “it is between me and God.”