At least 50 other folks have died and “many” displaced after contemporary torrential rains led to flooding in northern Nigeria, Sani Yusuf, govt secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Jigawa State mentioned.
“When you go around [Jigawa State], we lost about 50 people to the flood,” Yusuf advised newshounds on digicam Sunday from the town of Dutse, which used to be broadcast by way of native media.
Yusuf mentioned no less than 237 properties were broken within the house of Balangu on my own, forcing other folks into brief camps. Eleven brief camps were arrange for the ones displaced, he mentioned.
Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Farouq additionally visited Jigawa State not too long ago to distribute reduction fabrics, the federal ministry tweeted.
“This incident is particularly sad because it has become perennial. This is causing serious damage to schools, houses, and the livelihood of the people,” Farouq advised newshounds on digicam.
Farouq mentioned Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to turn on National Emergency Management Agency to give you the important strengthen to these suffering from the floods.
The floods come after days of serious thunderstorms that have brought about flash flooding warnings from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.
Many portions of Jigawa are liable to flooding after rainstorms. Earlier in August, round seven other folks died and dozens of structures had been destroyed following flooding from heavy rains in seven districts within the northeastern Nigerian state.
Last 12 months, greater than 120 households had been displaced within the state’s Guri district when their properties had been submerged by way of floods after a heavy downpour.
Water sources minister, Suleiman Adamu, who could also be from Jigawa advised native media two years in the past there have been no fast answers to the state’s flooding drawback, and no longer even investment may curb it.
“Desilting a river is not a solution to flooding, it’s a temporary solution, it takes a lot of money. If all the budgets of the federal government and Jigawa State are combined to desilt River Hadejia, we cannot achieve it,” Adamu mentioned, including that: “There are no short-term measures to stop flooding but we can mitigate and do early warning.”