3-hour rainfall wrecks Kebbi communities
An early morning downpour yesterday caused havoc in many residential and public places within Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital.
Some of the areas badly affected included Aliero Quarters, Badariya, Bayan-Kara and Rafin-Atiku.
One of the affected residents at Bayan-Kara, Alhaji Usman Idris, who spoke to newsmen, lamented how the contractors handling some of the road projects in the township had blocked drainages, making it difficult for water to flow.
During the rain which started around 5 am and lasted over three hours, many houses were damaged and some other properties washed away. Some of the roads linking areas like Badariya, Bayan-Kara and Ahmadu Bello Way were not accessible to motorists and pedestrians for many hours.
A resident of Aliero Quarters, Abdulkadir Abdul who spoke to our correspondent on the flood. “Government must as quickly as possible address this situation,” he said.
The Commissioner for Land and Housing, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan said the government was aware of the flood and was addressing it.
While on a visit to some of the scenes of the flood at the Bayankara area, Governor Atiku Bagudu said he had directed the Commissioner to collate names of the affected people with a view to assisting them to regain what they had lost.