Flood kills three, destroys 150 houses, Bauchi lawmakers say

By Rukayat Akanbi

Members of the Bauchi House of Assembly have said that three persons have been killed while more than 150 houses were destroyed. During the Tuesday plenary, Hon. Saleh Hodi Jibir (Disina Constituency) raised alarm on the failure of the state Government to control flooding.

He said: “Currently there is report of cases of flooding almost everywhere. “In Disina, there are flooding in some areas that claimed one life. I therefore urge this Honourable House to take immediate and emergency action on the matter in my constituency and other areas across the State.”

Also, according to Hon. Yunusa Ahmad (Warji Constituency) who said 150 houses and other means of livelihood have been destroyed in Kamasaya of Dagu Ward. “Also, in Bura village the flooding claimed two lives.” He added that “this happened every year during raining season and nothing has been done. State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) was proactive to visit the victims but nothing is given to them.”

Yunusa urged the Assembly to set up a committee to sympathise with the victims and mount pressure on the State Government to take action. Meanwhile, a resident of Misau, Yusuf Jalam who spoke with The Guardian on telephone lamented that flood has disconnected their community by breaking a linking road in Jalam. “There is no way we can take out our farm produce. Most of us cannot longer go to farm, there is nothing to go and meet over there. Flood has washed everything away

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