Bauchi: Flood renders 100 families homeless as five die in canoe mishap – Nexus News
Member representing Jama’are Constituency at the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Saleh Muhammad, yesterday, stated that about 500 homes were damaged, while 100 families were displaced by the flood.
The lawmaker, who revealed this on the floor of the Assembly, while moving a motion, stated that Jama’are and the surrounding villages had been struck by a very devastating flood that rendered lots of people homeless.
He emphasized that five of his constituents also lost their lives when a canoe overturned as a result of heavy rainfall and windstorm in Jama’are town.
According to him, the displaced families have moved to schools, government buildings and neighboring villages.
He called on the House to implore the state government to mitigate the condition of the flood victims.
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He said: “The flood has destroyed over 500 homes and displaced about 100 families who have relocated to schools, government buildings and neighbouring villages. It has also ravaged more than 60,000 hectares of farmlands and destroyed farm produce estimated at hundreds of millions.
“The recent flood endangered the lives of humans and animals in addition to other factors like an outbreak of cholera and malaria.
“Yola, Dakodako, Gongo, Gilar, Sabongari, Jogayle, Jabbori, Bodinga, Guda communities among others have been disconnected from Jama’are town due to lack of accessible roads.”
The lawmaker beseeched the House Committee on Special Duties to visit and felicitate with the victims and families of those, who lost their lives in the overturned canoe.
He also advised the state government to solicit for assistance from relevant Federal Government agencies with a view to addressing the issue.