Six Killed As Floods Displace Over 600 In Jigawa

Sadid Iliyasu  
Updated August 20, 2019


Six people have been confirmed killed following heavy rainfall in Jigawa State, north-west Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of the Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Sani Yusuf, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

According to him, about four Local Government Areas (LGAs) – Kirikasamma, Kafin Hausa, Guri, and Birninkudu – were flooded after the downpour.

Yusuf explained that a pregnant woman named Halima Manu, and two of her children – four-year-old Aisha Manu and two-year-old Dauda Manu – were killed after their mud house collapsed on them.

He added that a couple in Madici Village in Kirikasamma LGA were also killed while in Kafin Hausa LGA, another couple was affected.

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The SEMA boss confirmed that the woman died while her husband was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He noted that a bridge collapsed and many houses were destroyed by flood in Gwaza Village of Birninkudu LGA.

Yusuf said the flood displaced at least 600 people, some of whom are taking refuge in schools in the state.

During a visit to some of the affected villages, the Deputy Governor in the state, Umar Namadi, promised the victims that they would get relief materials from the government.