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Regional News of Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Kano: 624 houses destroyed

624 houses destroyed 624 houses destroyed

Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed that 624 houses were destroyed by flood in four local government areas of the state in two weeks.

Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Sale Jili confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano.

The agency had earlier confirmed four persons killed and over 5,200 houses destroyed due to flooding in Rogo and Danbatta local government areas.

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in 20 local government areas.

Jili listed the affected areas to include Gabasawa, Minjibir, Kura and Warawa local government.

“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We have taken rapid prompt response after which the victims would be given relief materials ranging from food items and building materials.

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