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Hundreds Rendered Homeless As Floods Destroy Wreak Havoc In Sokoto

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Hundreds of Makuwana, Dan Gawo and Kumbula residents in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto State have been rendered homeless as a result of flash flood, NEMA has confirmed.
The flood which equally carted away yet to be ascertained number of livestock also submerged no fewer than 400 farmlands, completely damaged about 152 houses.
While on first hand assessment, a team from the National Emergency Managment Agency (NEMA), Sokoto State Emergency Agency (SEMA) and the Department of State Service (DSS) discovered that the flooding was as a result of heavy downpour that lasted for over two days and other source of water from streams in Zamfara and Katsina States respectively.
The downpour coupled with increased water from tributory rivers led to sudden overflow which resultantly prompted the flash flood.
Speaking after he led the team on the tour, the head, Sokoto NEMA Operations, Malam Suleiman Muhammad said the affected communities are in dire need of food and other households materials. According to him, It’s was most pathetic that the flood victims have to take refuge in makeshift hamlets errected inside bushes hence the flood competly washed away some of their houses and means of livelihood. The affected villagers equally find it very difficult evacuating some of their belongings and family members, hence the flood rendered their roads inaccessible by any vehicle, hence using local cat drive supported by cows as the only means of transportation to safety.



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