Flood Destroys 5,300 Houses In Kano

Channels Television  
Updated August 9, 2016

Flood in NigeriaThe Kano State Relief And Emergency Agency (SARERA), has confirmed that at least 5,300 houses have been destroyed by flood in six local government areas of Kano State.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Mr Aliyu Bashir, the affected local government areas include, Bebeji, Dawakin Kudu, Kiru Shanono, Bagwai and Garun Mallam.

Mr Bashir said over 2,300 houses were affected in Dawakin Kudu, while about 600 houses in each of the remaining five areas were also destroyed by the flood.

He added that officials of the agency have undertaken an assessment visit to all the affected areas, so as to determine the extent of damage caused by the flood.

He further noted that the Kano State Government would come to the aid of the victims as an interim measure, as soon as the agency concludes and submits its report.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) issued a flood alert in certain areas.

The North-West zone of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) also issued a warning that about eight local government areas in Kaduna State are likely to be affected by flood.

The Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Musa Ilalah, gave the warning on Tuesday during an interview with Channels Television.

He explained that the agency had alerted communities living very close to river banks to leave the areas before the floods come.