Bauchi Flood Toll: Nine-year-old girl Dead, 14 Houses Destroyed

Bauchi Flood Toll: Nine-year-old girl Dead, 14 Houses Destroyed

State assessment team who visited the affected areas, confirmed the death of a nine-year-old girl at Shekal ward in the state capital.

The official informed that plans were under way to assist the victims with food and other essential items.

According to him, the SEMA has also intensified its sensitisation campaign on appropriate measures to be taken by residents to avert disaster.

He, however, expressed regret that in spite of all enlightenment efforts, some people still blocked culverts with garbage and built structures on water ways.

The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Mohammed Damina, also gave comments on the issue, said the ministry had also intensified its sensitisation campaign.

“We have adopted several awareness creation strategies to draw the attention of the people on the need to take proactive measures to avert a recurrence of the flood disasters.”

Areas worst affected by the flood during the last week were Fadaman Mada, Yelwa, Gwallaga, GRA, Palace Road and Shekal, among others.

Those rendered homeless are currently squatting with friends and relations.

It should be recalled that an alert has been issued by the Federal Ministry of Environment, warning that heavy rainfall could be witnessed in some states, namely Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Bauchi, Katsina, Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Benue.

(NAN)

 

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