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Flood destroys 5,300 houses in Kano

Kano State Relief and Emergency Agency on Wednesday said that at least 5,300 houses were destroyed by flood in six Local Government Areas of Kano State.
Executive Secretary of SREA, Aliyu Bashir, who confirmed the disaster in his office while answering questions from newsmen said the affected Local Government Areas include, Bebeji, Dawakin Kudu, Kiru Shanono, Bagwai and Garun Mallam.
In Dawakin Kudu, over 2,300 houses were affected while not less than 600 houses in each of the remaining five areas were also destroyed by the flood.
Bashir disclosed that officials of the agency had undertaken an assessment visit to all the affected areas so as to determine the extent of damage caused by the flood.
Also, he revealed that the State government will come to the aid of the victims as an interim measure, as soon as the Agency concludes and submits its report.
As at the time of filing this report, there were no reports to ascertain any destruction that may have been caused by Friday and Monday’s downpour, which started at about 6pm and lasted to the early hours of Tuesday morning.
By Abubakar Haruna Galadanchi kano
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