Flood Destroys 886 Houses, Displaces 876 Households, 11 Communities In Damboa, Chibok

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By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri

Following the report of flood disaster that affected some Local government  areas of Shani, Damboa and Chibok in Borno State, Committee on Flood Disaster  has visited Dambo’a, Shani and Chibok local government areas. 

This informed  Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum’s  setting up of a committee under the  Chairmanship of the  Deputy Governor, Hon.Umar Usman Kadafur to visit all flood affected areas  across the state with a view to assessing  the situation and proffering lasting solution to the affected areas.

The  committee  comprising of officials of NEMA and SEMA were at the scenes of the incident in Damboa and Chibok LGAs  to assess the situation on  ground.

The committee commenced its assignment with physical verification of collapsed buildings, damaged infrastructures and farmlands that were destroyed by the flood in Damboa, where  the committee discovered that in Damboa LGA,  440 households were affected by the flood, while  886  houses were destroyed across  eight communities.

In Chibok  LGA, the team  discovered 436 households were affected  by the flood Disaster in three communities, while several hectares of cultivated farmlands were sub-merged.

While in Shani  LGA, many  houses and farmlands were  sub-merged, leading to destruction of several  property, infrastructure and foodstuff worth millions of Naira.

The assessment was conducted by members of the committee alongside officials of SEMA, local government officials and community leaders of the affected communities. 

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