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17 Jul 2017

Heavy Flood Kills 10-Year-Old Boy,Displaces 2,000 Others In Katsina

A 10 Year-Old boy has lost his dear life as great flooding took over
Kaita town,a part of Katsina state and displaced over 2,000 people.


A 10-year-old boy has lost his
life while over 2,000 people
have been displaced by a
flood disaster that ravaged
Kaita town, in Kaita Local
Government Area of Katsina State, a local official said on
Monday.

"The flood disaster happened
following a heavy rainfall
that persisted for several
hours which destroyed over
150 houses in the area,"
Hajiya Umma Abdullahi- Mahuta, Acting Sole
Administrator of the local
council, told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaita.


She revealed that those
displaced by the Saturday
flood have found shelter with
neighbours, friends and
relations. "We have assessed the extent of the damages and forwarded a
report to the State Emergency Management
Agency for quick intervention
on the matter." she said Also, the District Head of
Kaita, Alhaji Abdulkarim
Kabir, appealed to the Katsina
State Government to provide
relief materials to the victims. "I am calling on Non-
Governmental Organizations
to also come to the aid of my
subjects, by providing all
necessary assistance to the
victims to cushion their hardship." One of the victims, Malam Isah
Kaita, called on the State Environmental Protection Agency to commence
evacuation of drainage in the area to avoid a recurrence.

Source -NAN

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