Jigawa State Government, yesterday, said no fewer than 14 persons killed by the flood that had ravaged parts of the state.
Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, Alhaji Aliyu Waziri, who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard, warned that more towns will be affected.
“There was heavy rainfall throughout and that was why every where was flooded. This year, the flooding affected all the 27 local governments of the state, but some places are more affected.”
The SEMA executive secretary further disclosed that apart from farmlands that were lost to the flood, many roads and bridges were also affected in many parts of the state, adding that the damage recorded was not limited to small villages around river banks alone.
He called on well meaning people in the state to assist victims of the flood, saying government alone could not carry the burden.
Waziri said the state government had spent millions of naira to provide relief materials to victims, adding that a federal government delegation had visited the state and promised to send in more assistance to the victims.