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187 houses submerged as flood sacks 2, 850 persons in Kaduna
Residents of Kaduna state witnessed a heavy downpour that shook the entire State in the early hours of Monday.
The event of yesterday might have come and gone, however, the havoc and heart-wrecking damages resulting from that downpour has remained a source of endless tears and unprecedented anguish among hundreds of its dwellers.
No fewer than 2, 850 persons were displaced and over187 homes, farmhouse and worship centres were swept away by the flood.
A senior officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Baba Ali Mohammed, had statistically narrated that over 187 houses, a Living Faith Church and a farmhouse were submerged in the natural disaster, which befell Gonigora and Ungwar Romi communities.
He said, over 2,850 people from almost 518 households were sacked by the flood, and are now taking refuge in neighboring communities.
“Only 20 people, mostly women, were camped at the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Primary School, Ungwar Romi,” he said
In a related development, Tefan Farms Nigeria Enterprises lost 5,850 fowl and 21,000 fish and feed item worth N2.5 million to the flood.
Areas mostly affected are School Road, Dokaji, Sarki, Fulani and Alkali streets where some houses were erected few metres from the riverbanks.
Narrating his ordeal, a public servant, simply identified as Mr Lucky Inanse said, “My house was completely submerged. In fact, this is double tragedy for me; angry mobs burnt down my house in Zaria during the last year post election crisis.”