Flood Kills Three, Submerges Houses in Kano


Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

No fewer than three people were reported to have died and several houses submerged in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State following a heavy rainfall last Monday.

The details of the flood incident was scanty and the Kano State Emergency relief Agency (SEMA) declined to respond on the incident but disclosed that it has dispatched assessment team to eight local government areas affected by flooding. The agency said already the team had visited seven out of the eight local government areas ravaged by the disaster.

Speaking with journalists yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir, listed the local government areas affected to include Rimin Gado, Tofa, Dawakin Tofa, Gwarzo, Danbatta, Kabo, Gezawa and Gabasawa.

He also declined to state the number of people affected by the disaster, adding that after the assessment, the agency would make a comprehensive report for onward submission to the state government.

“We cannot give you the exact number of persons or houses affected until after we finish the assignment,” he said.