Jigawa Flood: 92 Dead, 57,661 Rendered Homeless – SEMA

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By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse

No fewer than 92 persons have lost their lives to the recent Jigawa flood, while 57,661 household’s were rendered homeless, according to the recent indices of the State Emergency Relief Agency’s breakdown.

The report compiled by the offices of the Director Operations of the agency, said that the flood which lasted for a period of one month, affected almost all the 27 councils in the state.

It also stated that it affected 110,189 people, drawn from various locations in the 27 councils across Jigawa State.

Most of the displaced persons are housed in 25 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, scattered in different locations in the state, where they were adequately taken care of through the assistance of SEMA and philanthropists.

On the issue of relief materials supplied by the Federal. Government through National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the materials which mainly consist of foodstuff, house utensils, and building materials, were dispatched to the affected councils.

The disbursed flood relief materials are 15,650 10 kg of rice, 27,500, 10kg beans of 27,500, 10kg of bags of maize, and 1,750 20 litres vegetable oil.

Others are 1,170 cartons of seasoning cubes, and 400 cartons of tomatoes, 24,900 mats, 6,500 mosquito nets, 6,500 yards of textile, 7,000 children’s wears, and 4,000 women wears.

Similarly, the victims were assisted with 700 pieces of mattresses, 8,900 blankets, 4,000 men’s wears, 125 bags of cooking salt, 7,500 bags of cement, and 5,600 bundles of roofing sheets.

Other assisted items are 1,200 3 inches nails, 1,500 zinc nails, 2,900 sealing boards, and 1,200 women wears.

Some of the councils the relief materials were dispatched to are, Jahun, Miga, Guri, Auyo, Taura, Ringim, Kafin Hausa, Birniwa, and Malam-Madori.

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