13 August 2016
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no fewer than 18 persons lost their lives and property worth over N700 million destroyed by floods in Kano State in the past two weeks.
This is contained in a statement by the northwest Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Musa Ilallah in Kano on Saturday.
According to the statement, the massive floods ravaged 22 local government areas in the state.
It said that properties, including houses and farmlands were lost to the floods by no fewer than 1000 persons.
“The worst affected local government areas are Shanono, Bagwai, Kiru with 749 victims and N347million worth of properties damaged.
“The other areas affected are Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Gabasawa, Dawakin Tofa, Kano Municipal, Danbatta and Takai.
“Also affected were Dawakin Kudu, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Wudil, Bichi, Sumaila, Garun Mallam, Ungoggo, Bebeji and Warawa local government areas,” it said.
The agency said that it collaborated with the State Emergency Management Agency in the assessment of damages in the areas.
“NEMA commiserates with the government and people of Kano State over the loss of lives and also sympathises with victims who lost their properties to the floods.
“NEMA assures that it will continue to partner with the Kano State Government to alleviate the sufferings of victims of all disasters in the state,” the statement said.