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Flood: 100 People Rendered Homeless In Kebbi




No fewer than 100 households and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed early Sunday morning by flooding as River Niger over flows its banks in the town of Dolekaina in Dandi local government area of Kebbi State.

In a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the state governor,  Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari and made available to LEADERSHIP, yesterday, stated that Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who visited the area to sympathize with the victims, also prayed against future recurrence.

The statement added that the governor has directed immediate evacuation of the affected families to a safer place, and also directed immediate provision of food items, potable water, drugs, mattresses and provision of virgin land for permanent settlement.

Governor Atiku was conducted round the flooded areas by the Marafan Dolekaina, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Suleiman who told him that the flood has submerged both Dolekaina in Nigeria and its twin town Dole Faransi in Niger Republic.

In another development the governor has directed  for the immediate census of all the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North-East as a result of insurgency to pave way for assistance to enable them relocate back to Maiduguri to reunite with their families or be provided with financial support to engage in trade and agriculture.

Earlier, the leader of the IDPs, Alhaji Ali Doron-Baga pleaded with the state government to assist them financially to travel back to Maiduguri to join their families.







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