31 die as floods sweeps communities in the north

In the wake of continuous downpour across the country, thirty-one persons have been reported dead as sweeps across communities.

The NATION reports tragic incidents in certain communities across the country. In Bauchi State, the rains led to the death of 25 persons in 15 local government areas of Bauchi State this year.

Deputy Governor Baba Tela, who represented Governor Bala Mohammed, disclosed the figure on Wednesday while hosting officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the State Government House in Bauchi.

He said: “The issue of flooding has been a recurring decimal not only in the state but across the country. In Bauchi State, about 15 local government areas have been affected by flooding, which is because of the unusual rainfall earlier predicted by NEMA.

“We have over 3,500 houses destroyed, 2,200 hectares of farmlands also destroyed, and you know we depend on farming in this part of the world.

“To the flooding, we have sadly lost about 25 lives and about 20 persons were also injured. We commiserate with the families of the victims.

A similar flooding incident led to the death of five persons in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State, as four buildings collapsed.

The local government chairman, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Agufa, confirmed the casualties on Wednesday in Miga, the local government’s headquarters.

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