The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has announced that 54 persons lost their lives and 30,356 houses destroyed due to flooding this raining season in the state.
Dr Saleh Jili, Executive Secretary of the agency, revealed this in an interview with the newsmen, in Kano.
Jili mentioned that the data which cut across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state was recorded from June to date.
He listed the affected LGAs as Rogo; Kabo, Gezawa, Bebeji, Kura, Gwarzo, Shanono, Wudil and Gaya, Danbatta; Bagwai, Rimin Gado, Ungogo, Gwale, Warawa, Tarauani, Nasarawa, Dala, Kumbotso, and Kano Municipal among others.’
“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 to the disaster,” he said.
“The displaced persons are taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities. We are at the affected areas to sympathize with the victims and distributed relief materials to alleviate their sufferings,” he said.
The secretary disclosed that the items distributed included bags of cement, grain, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress, and toiletries among others.
Jili, called on wealthy individuals and donor organisations to render assistance to the victims, and called on the people to clear water ways to prevent flooding.