BAUCHI FLOOD: MANY DEAD, PROPERTIES WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA LOST.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 8, 2022
About 7 People have been confirmed dead and more than 150 houses were submerged by flood, properties Worth Millions of Naira were destroyed in Gamawa local government area of Bauchi state as a result of heavy rain that hit some communities there.
Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) also said 10 persons have lost their lives in the recent flood that destroyed houses in Zaki LGA of the state.
Adams Nayola, director of the state emergency management agency disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview in Bauchi, He said;
At least 10 people lost their lives while several hectares of farmlands and houses were washed away in some parts of the state.
The most affected local government areas are Jama’are, Giade, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Darazo, Kirfi, Itas-Gadau, Shira, Gamawa, and Toro.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Gamawa local government Babayo Ahmed who confirmed the incidents to Raypower said, property worth millions of naira was destroyed in flooding in communities along Gamawa-Potiskum- Hadeija road.
The SEMA director while confirming that the agency is still gathering up data on the affected houses and farmlands further said:
Although the flood affected 19 out of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi state, only 12 local government areas are worst-hit.
He pleaded with citizens living in flood-prone areas to ensure safety by relocating to higher grounds to avoid deaths from flooding.