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Kano flood killed thousands of people- hotos
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:41:42 PM »

Alhaji Ali Bashir, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA) unveiled this surge debacle in a meeting in Kano on Monday.The State Government, affirmed the demise of 31 individuals and obliteration of in excess of 10,000 houses amid the ongoing surge catastrophe in 15 Local Government Areas of the state.Bashir said that the cost of the fiasco, which wreaked ruin on in excess of 10,000 houses in the influenced zones, was assessed at over N5 billion.

"Thirty one individuals lost their lives and in excess of 10,000 houses that are evaluated at over N5 billion were influenced. "The vast majority of the influenced houses were either absolutely or somewhat wrecked," the Executive Secretary said. He clarified that no less than 35,000 agriculturists were likewise influenced by the fiasco in eight nearby government regions of the state. As per Bashir, a portion of the farmlands were ‎submerged by water while others were totally washed away by the surge. "The ranch deliver devastated incorporate maize, cotton, white beans, onion, rice, groundnut, millet and other money crops," he said.

Bashir said that 8,000 ranchers were influenced in Wudil, 6,000 in Warawa, 2,000 in Gaya and 3,000 in ‎Gabasawa among others. The official secretary said that the organization was assembling reports from the eight neighborhood government territories hit by the calamity to discover the estimation of the 35,000 farmlands annihilated. He guaranteed that an extensive report would be delivered for ahead accommodation to the state government for prompt thought.

He likewise included that the organization got caution from Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency that 20 neighborhood administrations of the state would be influenced by flooding. The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) as of late revealed that its individuals in Kano state lost more than 5, 000 hectares of rice ranches to surge in 10 nearby government territories of the state. (NAN)

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