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Flood kills one, sacks 101 households in Kebbi

05 September 2013, 16:42

Kebbi  -  The Chairman of Arewa Local Government Council of Kebbi, Ahmed Tanko said on Thursday that one person died while 101 households were sacked by flood in the area.

“We lost one life to the flood and 42 persons sustained degrees of injury,” he said in Kangiwa, Kebbi.

The chairman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview that  27 farmlands were also submerged by the flood.

Tanko said property worth N23 million were destroyed in nine affected villages, comprising  Bachaka, Yeldu, Dukki, Chibiki, Falde, Kuka bakwai, Kangiwa, Gumindai and Alwata.

He said that the council would spend N10 million on the resettlement of the victims.

He said the council had also distributed 450 bags of assorted grains to the affected persons and 50 bags to widows in the area.

He said the council had also earmarked 7 000 of land for wheat and rice production as part of efforts to ensure food security in the area.

“We will support farmers with capital, seed, pesticides and other required equipment.”


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