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Flood Renders 801 Persons Homeless in Zamfara

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Sanusi Mohammed, Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Zamafara, on Wednesday said more than 801 persons were displaced by flood in Maru town, Zamfara.

In a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Muhammad said the affected persons included 180 women and 621 children.

He said 52 houses and farmlands were also destroyed during the disaster which occurred on July 29.

The executive secretary also said that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and its counterpart in the state had visited the town.

“NEMA and SEMA have visited the affected town and conducted a joint assessment of the disaster. We will forward such assessment to our respective agencies for immediate assistance,” he said.

Muhammad called on residents of the state to avoid blocking drainages or constructing structures on water ways to avoid similar disasters.

The Nigeria Metrological Agency had recently warned people along major rivers in parts of the country to vacate their houses to prevent loss of lives and property due to anticipated flooding the rivers.

Similarly, NEMA had alerted Nigerians of possible flood in some of the states in the north and urged people and relevant authorities to prepare for emergency.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

7 Comments

  1. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    August 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Good for them. IDC?

  2. Manny

    August 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Sad.

  3. Rebecca Abisola Alabi

    August 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Government should do something about this pls

  4. Solomon Akinboyewa Olawale

    August 10, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Oh my God!!!

  5. OVERSABI

    August 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    At least they are in charge of everything. they can send resources to their people to help them.

  6. Oluwatoyin Ayobami Olufunke

    August 11, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Uncle gwe gwe, you don’t have a heart at all. *SAD*

  7. Prince

    August 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This is not good but why on earth will someone go and build on drainage. Its evil

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