- Many residents of Dambatta local government area of Kano state have been rendered homeless due to a heavy down pour
- One person reportedly died following the Thursday rainfall that lasted for four hours
- The local government council and the state government have been urged to come to the aid of the victims
A heavy rainfall on Thursday, August 2, claimed the life of one person and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta local government area of Kano state.
The down pour which started around 4p.m and lasted for four hours, also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.
The local government councillor (Danbatta East), Abdullahi Sani Dambatta, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday, August 3. He said the one person that lost his life died as a result of building collapse at Unguwar Makafi.
Dambatta said areas affected by the disaster include Bakin Kasuwa and Abattoir area in the town. He said the local government council chairman, Alhaji Idris Haruna Zago, had visited the affected areas with a view to assessing the damage caused by the flood.
“Many of the residents have been rendered homeless as a results of the flooding,” the councillor said.
He called on the local government council and the state government to come to the aid of the victims.
When contacted, the executive secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Ali Bashir, confirmed the incident saying the agency would dispatch its staff to the local government to assess the situation.
“I have just been informed about the incident and we have concluded arrangement to send our people to assess the situation with a view to bringing a comprehensive report to the state government," he said.
Recall that some weeks ago, more than twelve people were reportedly killed following a ravaging flood that hit Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and its environs after a torrential rain.
NAIJ.com had reported that cabinet members in Ogun state were deployed to various parts of Abeokuta, the state capital to join in the clearing of debris, following the flood, which caused havoc in the area on Friday, July 13.
The state governor, Governor Ibikunle Amosun had earlier embarked on an assessment tour of the affected areas, blaming the incident on indiscriminate building of houses and dumping of refuse, particularly along waterways and drainages.
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