Flood destroys 350 houses in Yobe, Sokoto

ALHAJI Musa Jidawa, Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Wednesday, said that over 300 houses, farmlands and livestock had been destroyed by flood in Jakusko and Adaya communities.

He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu.

“We received report of over 250 houses destroyed in Jakusko and about 54 others in Adaya but no life was lost, the affected people are taking shelter with relations in the communities,” he said.

In a related development, no fewer than 50 houses were destroyed on Tuesday in Bachaka Village in Gudu Local Government area of Sokoto State by flood caused by an early morning rain.

Alhaji Sani Yakubu (APC) representing Gudu Constituency in the State House of Assembly, told newsmen of the unfortunate development, on Wednesday, in Sokoto.

Yakubu said the disaster was sequel to a downpour that lasted several hours in the village.

“The downpour affected no fewer than 300 households in the village.”