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Flood kills 7-year-old, destroys 900 houses in Zamfara


Flood kills 7-year-old, destroys 900 houses in Zamfara

The Director-Normal, Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA), AVM Muhammad Mohammed (rtd) on Wednesday, stated over 900 homes have been destroyed by flood in 13 out of the 14 native authorities areas of Zamfara State.

Mohammed additionally disclosed {that a} 7-year-old boy died on account of flooding in Gummi Native Authorities Space of the state.

The Director-Normal disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday throughout the Federal Authorities’s flood Advocacy go to to the state.

Mohammed stated the advocacy go to was necessitated by the recurring annual flood throughout the nation.

“The incidents additionally rendered many households homeless forcing them to take refuge in neighboring communities.

“Two bridges linking numerous communities to Gummi city and different components of the state, and neighbouring Sokoto and Kebbi States additionally collapsed, leaving residents trapped.

“We activated momentary IDPs camps to supply succor to the affected victims pending the arrival of aid intervention from the Federal Authorities.

”Although local weather change has been largely blamed for this growing phenomenon, it’s our accountability as authorities and other people to evolve methods to attenuate losses by means of adherence to warning alerts, early preparation and correct response.

‘’Sadly, the anticipated floods have occurred in lots of components of the nation, due to this fact, it’s crucial to activate all measures towards the prediction because the season strikes in direction of the height.

“We’re all conscious this 12 months, the extremely possible flood danger areas in Zamfara are Bakura, Maradun, Shinkafi, Zurmi and Gumi Native Authorities Areas,’’ he added.

He urged the state authorities to take essential proactive measures to mitigate the catastrophe, NAN reviews.

The delegation comprised of officers from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth and NEMA.

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