In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

Oh No!! Bauchi Flood Kills 25, Destroys three,500 Homes

Oh No!! Bauchi Flood Kills 25, Destroys 3,500 Houses


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No fewer than 25 folks have been killed and about 22 others injured following floods that occurred throughout Bauchi State.

Deputy Governor Baba Tela revealed this whereas receiving officers of the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) on the authorities home on behalf of Governor Bala Mohammed.

He Mentioned;

“Areas that haven’t seen water or flood for the final 5 years or so at the moment are impassable with a whole lot of water there.

“Now we have over three,500 homes and over 2,200 farmlands destroyed. And you recognize on this a part of the nation, we rely on farming. So when you have got over 2,000 farms destroyed, that will provide you with a sign of what’s to come back – lack of meals as time goes on.

“The difficulty of flooding has been a reoccurring decimal not solely within the state however throughout the nation. In Bauchi State, about 15 native authorities areas have been affected by flooding, which is due to the bizarre rainfall earlier predicted by NEMA.

“Now we have additionally misplaced about 25 lives and that’s fairly substantial; it’s okay to lose one thing you’ll be able to change, however you’ll be able to’t change lives. We even have those that had been injured, about 20 folks.

“On the cash misplaced in addition to the farmlands and homes which were destroyed this 12 months, it’s virtually N950 million, which doesn’t embrace the infrastructure that the federal government has to switch as some roads have been washed away.”

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Tela who thanked NEMA for offering aid supplies for the state, additionally requested for federal authorities’s intervention.

He added;

“I’ll like to say that by way of NEMA, now we have obtained numerous varieties of meals objects, totalling 220 trailers as aid supplies.”


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