Residents of flood-prone areas told to relocate
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, has urged residents near river banks to either relocate or adopt serious precautionary measures as the rainy season heightens.
The appeal is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCII Orndiir Terzungwe.
The statement quoted the State Corps Commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu, as saying that the warning had become necessary in view of ugly experiences of the past.
“Rain frequency is high in the months of August to October, thereby exposing those who reside near river banks and flood-prone areas to the risk of flood. I recall how flood disaster caused untold hardship to residents of Kigo Road, Kabala Costain, Bachama Road in Tudun-Wada, Ramat Road/ Close in Ungwar Rimi and Goni-Gora among others in Kaduna in the past.”
He said persons who could possibly be affected by flood should do the needful.
He said the command was ready to discharge its official duties effectively, particularly in disaster management, provided such occurrence was reported promptly, stressing that disaster management was one of the mandates of the corps. (NAN)