Flood Kills 3, Destroys 2062 Houses, 6000 Farmlands In Bauchi

August 23, 2021
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Floods wreaked havoc on the Adagbabiri village. According to the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA), floods in the state have killed three people, wrecked 2062 buildings, and wiped off 6000 acres of crops this year. 

BASEMA’s Head of Operations, Dr Abubakar Gabarin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Monday that the floods have devastated numerous communities in the state. 

The flood, which hit 17 local government districts, destroyed property worth N900 million, according to the BASEMA chief of operations.

Gabarin named the affected Local Government Areas as Alkaleri, Kirfi, Jammare, Bauchi, Ningi, Zaki Giade, Itas Gadau Gamawa, Shira, Darazo, Dambam Bogoro, Katagum, Dass, and Warji.

He said that between June and August every year, the state witnessed heavy downpours with windstorms and floods that caused serious damages.

“This year by our records, we have recorded three deaths and 24 injured persons as well as destruction of 2062 households and 6000 farmlands,” he said.

According to him, the people whose households were washed away were now taking refuge in the neighbour’s houses and neighboring villages.

Gabarin said the agency would continue to sensitise the public on the dangers of flooding and added that it was collaborating with partners on mitigation measures against flood.

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