Flooding in Nigeria has come to an all-time high as heavy rainfall in some settlements in Jigawa State left over One Hundred and Twenty houses a complete disaster.
According to agency reports, the flood, occasioned by intense rain, displaced more than 120 families at the Unguwar Tsallake area of Guri Local Government Area, LGA of Jigawa.
The update is coming from the Information Officer who oversees the council, Alhaji Sunusi Doro. He said the incident happened during a significant torrential rainfall that plagued the entire area from Wednesday to Thursday nonstop.
He said the flood has successfully rendered residents homeless, stressing that most have found refuge in houses of their relatives and friends, respectively.
Meanwhile, the general hospital where indigenes would have sought shelter was reportedly cut out of their settlement but had to manoeuvre to find asylum.
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Alhaji Sunusi Doro cited the Council Chairman, Alhaji Musa Shuaibu, sympathising with the victims. The Chairman, he said, appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA) to come to their assistance.
Shuaibu said that the council, at its level, had provided empty sacks for residents to erect barriers as part of measures to control flooding.
The council boss also advised people in the area to always clear ditches and drains to ensure a clean environment and free water flow whenever it rained.