Flood Destroys Over 100 Houses in Yobe

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Flood caused by heavy downpour on Monday destroyed over 100 houses in Babangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area in Yobe

Alhaji Gidado Muhammad, Chairman of Tarmuwa Local Government Council, told  newsmen on Tuesday that the council had temporarily converted a primary school in the town to a camp to provide shelter for the  people displaced.

“No life was lost and no serious casualty recorded but over 100 houses have been destroyed, along with food items and other personal belongings of the residents.

“Staff of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are taking every detail, while the council has made provision for immediate shelter and food to the victims” he said.

The chairman said excavation work was going on to open up more channels for easy passage of rain water in the area to avert future occurrence.

Malam Ali Usman, a resident, said he lost four rooms, food items and clothes to the floods and now taking refuge with a relation.

“I have sent my wife home while I am taking refuge with a relation,pending when government will assist us,” he said. (NAN)

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