Flood kills 3, destroys cash crops in Kano
Three persons were killed, while foodstuff and cash-crops worth millions of Naira were washed away during a heavy down pour in Hayin Gwarmai Village in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State on Sunday.
Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Mudansiru Bebeji, told newsmen in Kano on Monday that the flood also washed away several farms in area, while many houses had also been destroyed by the flood. He said he had since paid a sympathy visit to the victims of the disaster and called on the federal state governments to come to the aid of the victims to alleviate their sufferings.
“We are calling on the Federal and Kano State governments to assist the victims to reduce their sufferings,” he said.
However, the Director, Operations, Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Abdullahi Dambatta, said the agency had not received any official report on the incident from the local government council. Nevertheless, Dambatta said as soon as the agency got the report it would forward same to the state government for necessary assistance to the victims.