54 persons killed, 30,356 houses destroyed in Kano state – Details

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On Friday, the Kano state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said that fifty-four persons lost their lives while 30,356 houses were destroyed by flood this rainy season in Kano state.

Dr. Saleh Jili, the Executive Secretary of the agency, made this known during an interview in Kano State.

Dr. Saleh explained that the data which cut across the 44 Local Government Areas in Kano state was recorded from June to October 2020.

However, according to Jili, the affected Local Government Areas includes, Bebeji, Wudil Kura, Kabo, Rogo, Shanono, Gezawa, Gwarzoand Gaya.

Others also include Tarauani, Danbatta, Warawa, Kumbotso, Dala, Nasarawa, Ungogo, Bagwai, Rimin Gado, Gwale, and Kano Municipal, among others.

He said, “30,356 houses destroyed, and 54 persons lost their lives with 81 persons injured due to flood, windstorm, and rainstorm from June to date.

“The agency has recorded 2,177 fire outbreaks and 9,127 farmlands destroyed in the disaster.

“The displaced persons are taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.

“We’re at the affected areas to sympathize with the victims and distribute relief materials to alleviate their sufferings.”

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