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Flood destroys 14,496 farms in Kano – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says flooding has destroyed 14,496 farms in five Local Government areas in Kano State.

The Director General NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed Habib, stated this while ‘on-the-spot’ assessment tour of communities ravaged by flood in Warawa and Wudil Local Government of the state.

He listed the affected communities to include, Warawa Gishiri Wuya with one thousand one hundred and thirteen farms washed away, Larabar Gadon Sarki 1,135 farms, and Wudil 4,808 farms were washed away by the flood.

Other affected areas include, Bebeji 1,405 farms, Rano 260 farms and Dawakin Kudu Local Government 5,775 farms affected.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, had directed that assessment on farms affected by flood be conducted immediately.

Director General gave the assurance that the assessment report would be compiled and submitted to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for onward submission to President Buhari.

The Executive Secretary of Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, explained that the increase in farm floods was a result of the spillway of Tiga Dam.

Speaking on behalf of the victims, Malam Nasiru Qayya, appealed to the Federal Government to assist them and also repair the road from Ladin Makole to Larabar Gadon Sarki Warawa Local Government.

Flood washed away my five hectares of farm, I could not sleep and eat when it happened” Malam Qayya stated

A few days ago the popular, Tiga dam overflowed its banks, and flooded Kiru, Kura, Bebeji Wudil Rano, Warawa and Dawakin Kudu local government areas, where thousands of farmlands were submerged.

Reporting by Khadija Aliyu; editing by Abdullahi Lamino; Julian Osamoto