Kano - A flood has washed away land in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State destroying cash crops worth millions of Naira.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the flood was as a result of overflow of a river located between Doguwa and Tudun-Wada Local Government Areas.
An eye witness told NAN in Kano on Tuesday that villages affected included, Burji, Dogon, Kawo and Gimawa.
NAN reports that the river over-flowed its banks as a result of persistent rainfall in the area.
When contacted, Dr Yunusa Dangwani, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, said he was not aware of the incident.
He, however, said the State Government had taken measures to avert any disaster from its 17 dams located in different parts of the state.
On Tudun-Wada dam, he said repair on four gullies that were recently discovered on the dam had commenced.
He said the committee set up by the State Government to assess the condition of its dams had submitted an interim report.
"We have taken the report to the state executive council and the report is being analysed."
According to the report, there are two dams that need urgent attention, Tudun-Wada and Kafin Chiri and government is doing something about them.