Flood kills woman, 60, renders 500 homeless in Zamfara

Heavy downpour in the early hours of Sunday morning had led to the death of a 60-year-old woman, while over 500 villagers were rendered homeless in Gummi town, the headquarters of Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Reliable source told the Nigerian Tribune that over 100 houses were destroyed and that not less than 500 people were rendered homeless as a result of the downpour.

Also, it was gathered that the flood had destroyed farmlands and killed many animals.

Speaking on behalf of the victims, Muhammad Bala, called on governments at the federal, state and local government levels to come to their aid by providing them with relief materials to alleviate their loses.

The flood affected Albarkawa, Yardiga, Yartsayasu and Lemawa areas of Gummi town.

Speaking on the development, Vice Chairman of Gummi Local Council, Sa’idu Bawa, urged the people of the area to remain calm while a request for assistance would be forwarded to both state and federal governments.