Flood Forces out Thousands in Jigawa Community

News - by RadioNow / Aug. 29th, 2022

Thousands of people have been displaced after a heavy downpour that lasted for hours led to the loss of some lives with properties worth millions affected in Karnaya village, Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.  

Bala Adamu, One of the community leaders, confirmed the development saying that over 500 houses have been destroyed, with many livestock lost. 

According to him, people may now have to seek shelter at filling stations and the schools in the community. He said that the flood began around 11pm yesterday and that Over five hundred houses are affected.  

According to Abdullahi Karnaya, one of the victims in the village had a sleepless night trying to save children and all the property they can salvage. 

He has however called on the government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid, saying many residents are sick. 

When contacted, the commissioner of Special Duties in the state, Mr. Auwal Sankara said that the state government will provide temporary shelter and relief materials for the victims. 

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