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Flood sacks 11 communities in Jigawa LGA

By Ali Rabiu Ali,Dutse At least eleven communities have been sacked by raging floods in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State.  The local government…

By Ali Rabiu Ali,Dutse

At least eleven communities have been sacked by raging floods in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State. 

The local government Chairman, Shehu Sule Udi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Ringim town. 

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He said the communities were ravaged and displaced by perennial flooding, which had also killed many persons, destroyed hundreds of houses and farmlands and other property as a result of the overflow of Tiga Dam in Kano State. 

He explained that the flood had sacked communities of Dabi, Majiyawa, Dingare, Gabarin, Yandutse, Malamawar Yandutse, Cori, Gujaba, Sankara, Auramo and Garin Gada. 

Udi said the local government had evacuated the victims and relocated them to IDPs camps in Ringim and Gerawa while providing them with food, drinking water and medication. 

The council chairman, however, urged state and federal governments and other individuals to as a matter of urgency come to the aid of the affected victims. 

Malam Ibrahim, one of the flood victims in Majiyawa village, said the flood had swept their homes away and all of their property including food and clothing. 

Daily Trust had reported that at least eight people were confirmed dead and five injured as a result of a canoe mishap in the same local government a week ago.