The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said no fewer than 18 persons were killed and property worth over N700 million destroyed by flood in Kano state in the past two weeks.
This was revealed via a statement by the North-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Musa Ilallah in Kano on Saturday.
According to the statement, the massive flood ravaged 22 local government areas of the state. It said that properties, including houses and farmlands were lost to the floods by no fewer than 1000 persons.
“The worst affected local government areas are Shanono, Bagwai, Kiru with 749 victims and N347 million worth of properties damaged.
“The other areas affected are Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Gabasawa, Dawakin Tofa, Kano Municipal, Danbatta and Takai.
“Others are Dawakin Kudu, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Wudil, Bichi, Sumaila, Garun Mallam, Ungoggo, Bebeji and Warawa,” it said.
The agency said that it collaborated with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the assessment of damages in the areas.
“NEMA commiserates with the government and people of Kano state over the loss of lives and also sympathises with victims who lost their properties in the flood.
“NEMA assures that it will continue to partner the Kano State Government to alleviate the sufferings of victims of all disasters in the state,” the statement said.
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