KANO | Floods Destroy Properties worth N2bn, Over 20 Persons Killed

Frequent flooding caused by heavy rainfall has wreak havoc in Kano as over 21 persons have been re­ported dead with prop­erty worth over N1.9 bil­lion destroyed.
About 5,300 Kano residents had been ren­dered homeless by the flood, with 2,017 houses damaged.
The disaster has also affected farming and economic activities in the metropolis as 3,803 farmlands have been washed away.
The Executive Secre­tary, Kano State Emer­gency and Rehabilitation Agency (SERA), Alhaji Aliyu Bashir Nukkel, confirmed that property worth over N1.9 Billion had been lost to flooding in Kano this year.
Data from the Nation­al Emergency Manage­ment Agency (NEMA) showed that 18 persons have lost their lives to flood in Kano in recent times, while 22 local government areas have been affected in the state.
In a recent statement by the North-West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Musa Il­allah, the agency named the affected councils as Shanono, Bagwai, Kiru, Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Gabasawa, Dawakin Tofa, Kano Municipal, Dambatta, Takai, Dawa­kin Kudu, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Wudil, Bichi, Su­maila, Garun Malam, Ungogo, Bebeji and Warawa.
However, SERA Ex­ecutive Secretary in an interview on Wednes­day, said: “Eight local governments in Kano State have so far been affected by flood disas­ter in 2016. They are Bagwai, Shanono, Kiru, Bebeji, Dawakin Kudu, Garun Malam, Warawa, and Wudil
“In Bagwai, we re­corded 220 victims, Shanono has 58 vic­tims, Garun Malam has 197 victims, Kiru has 775, Bebeji 403 victims, Warawa has 84 victims, Dawakin Kudu has 2,067. On the whole, we have about 5,300 vic­tims of flood in Kano,” he said.