Flood displaces 120 families in Jigawa

Flood has displaced over 120 farmilies of unguwar Tsallake quarters, in Guri local Government area of Jigawa State.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Musa Shuaibu Guri disclosed this to newsmen in his office.

He said the flood rendered many people homeless.

He said the local government had assessed the level of the damages caused by the flood and was working to procure relief materials to the victims.

He said the local government had removed typha grass and provided empty sacks for embankment as part of measures to control the flood.

Guri, however, sympathized with the victims and appealed to the national and state emergency management agencies to come to their aid.

He advised people in the area to always clear drainages and keep their environment clean to overcome flooding and other diseases.

The chairman said the council had spent over N400,000 (four hundred thousand naira) for the procurement of drugs to seven villages affected by the cholera outbreak in the area.


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