The Zonal Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Musa Ilallah, has said that no fewer than 18 persons lost their lives from recent floods.
Mr. Ilallah also said property worth millions of Naira were destroyed by floods in 22 local government areas of Kano State in the past two weeks, according to a press statement.
According to him, properties including houses and farmlands worth more than N700 million were lost to the floods affecting about 1000 victims.
“The worst affected local government areas are Shanono, Bagwai, Kiru with 749 victims and N347 million worth of properties damaged.
“The other LGAs affected are Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Gabasawa, Dawakin Tofa, Kano Municipal, Danbatta ,Takai , Dawakin Kudu, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Wudil, Bichi, Sumaila, Garun Mallam, Ungoggo, Bebeji and Warawa,” he said.
He said that a NEMA/SEMA team had, during the first phase of its assessment, visited the affected LGAs to estimate losses incurred by victims.
He said a final phase assessment, including officials from SEMA , NEMA, Red Cross, and NSCDC will visit the worst ravaged 3 LGAs of Kiru, Shanono, Bagwai this week.