Flood de­stroys 52 houses in Wurno

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoto

No fewer than 52 houses have been de­stroyed by a down­pour that turned into a flood in Wurno Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Sokoto State.

The late night rain also de­stroyed as­sorted food items worth mil­lions of naira.

The Chair­man of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cil, Al­haji Ab­dulka­dir Je­lani, told news­men that the prob­lem was ag­gra­vated by in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing of waste prod­ucts which blocked some wa­ter­ways in the af­fected ar­eas.

The chair­man said that the vic­tims were now squat­ting with neigh­bours, rel­a­tives and good Sa­mar­i­tans in ar­eas not af­fected by the flood.

Je­lani said that, al­though there was no loss of life, the flood had de­stroyed 54 houses and some as­sorted farm pro­duce worth mil­lions of naira.

They in­clude onions, gar­lic, rice, wheat and beans, among oth­ers, fol­low­ing the sub­merg­ing of hun­dreds of farm­lands.

‘I am ap­peal­ing to the state gov­ern­ment and the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) to come to the im­me­di­ate aid of the vic­tims,’” Je­lani said.

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