FLOOD: KANO CONFIRMS 15 DEATHS, N120M PROPERTY DESTROYED

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Flood: Kano Confirms 15 Deaths, N120m Property Destroyed
Tue, 28/08/2012 ? 2:32pm | AGENCY REPORT News Politics

The Kano State Rehabilitation and Emergency Relief Agency on Tuesday confirmed the death of 15 persons in a flood that swept through nine local governments.

Alhaji Shehu Maitama, the Director of Operations? at the agency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the flood? destroyed houses and farmlands estimated at N120 million.

According to him, more than 2,000 families were displaced by the flood.

Maitama listed the local government areas, where houses were destroyed, to include Bagwai, Bebeji, Gabasawa, Garun Malam, Karaye, Nassarawa, and Sumaila.

He also said that farmlands were washed away in Doguwa and Tudun Wada local government areas.

The director said that the agency had requested for relief materials from the state government, after thorough assessment of the affected areas.

He also said that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had been informed about the incident and that its verification team was being expected. (NAN)

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