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18 dead, N700m property destroyed in Kano flooding

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said no fewer than 18 persons lost their lives and property worth over N700 million to flood in Kano State in the past two weeks.

Flooded parts of northern Nigeria

Flooded parts of northern Nigeria

This was contained in a statement by the North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, in Kano on Saturday.

According to the statement, the massive flood ravaged 22 local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

It said properties, including houses and farmlands, were lost to the floods by no fewer than 1,000 persons.

It said: “The worst affected LGAs are Shanono, Bagwai, Kiru with 749 victims and N347 million worth of properties were damaged.

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“The other areas affected are Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Gabasawa, Dawakin Tofa, Kano Municipal, Danbatta and Takai.

“Others are Dawakin Kudu, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Wudil, Bichi, Sumaila, Garun Mallam, Ungoggo, Bebeji and Warawa.”

The agency said it collaborated with the Kano State Emergency Management Agency (Kano SEMA) in the assessment of damages in the areas.

It said: “NEMA commiserates with the government and people of Kano State over the loss of lives and also sympathises with victims who lost their properties in the flood.

“NEMA assures that it will continue to partner the Kano State Government to alleviate the sufferings of victims of all disasters in the state.”

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