Flood kills 3, displaces 495 families in Kano State

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The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says flood has killed three persons and displaced 495 families in Ajingi Local Government Area of the state.

The Executive Secretary, Kano SEMA, Dr Saleh Jili, disclosure this on Monday in Ajingi while distributing relief materials to the victims, including the families of the three deceased ones.

Jili listed the affected areas as Toranke, Kara Malama, Chuna and Balare.

He said that the incident which occurred after a heavy rainfall on Aug. 3 and 4, affected 495 victims, killed three and injured one.

“On behalf of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, we are here to condole with the victims and to distribute some materials to them.

“We hope the gesture will bring relief to them and alleviate their sufferings,” he said.

The items distributed included rice, maize, cement, roofing sheets, nails, cooking oil, pillows, beans and mattresses, among others.

Jili advised the residents to always clear their drainages and called on those close to rivers and ponds in the state to vacate the area.

“If the rivers and ponds over flow, please vacate your houses and contact the agency to provide a place for you to stay, pending the end of the rainy season.

“We have deployed personnel to the communities affected for the conduct of damage assessment to enable it to develop comprehensive data and assist them,” Jili said.

On his part, the Vice Chairman, Ajingi Local Government, Alhaji Sa’ad Ibrahim-Toranke, commended the state government and the agency for the kind gesture.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Malam Dayyabu Abdullahi, commended the agency and Gov. Ganduje for the condolence visit and donation.

“On Aug. 3 and 4, there was a heavy rainfall which lasted for more than 40 hours and made the walls of my house to collapse on my 4-year-old daughter,” he lamented.

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