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Flood claims 25 lives, 51,000 houses in Jigawa – Badaru

No fewer than 25 persons killed and more than 51,000 houses destroyed by heavy rainfall in Jigawa.

Gov. Muhammad Badaru, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse.

The governor, however, said he could not immediately give the exact number of casualties, adding: “You see to put the number of how many people died, you see this keep increasing.

“The last count we had was between 20 and 25. Some are yet to be verify whether it is as a result of flooding or other issues, whatever it is even if it is one life that is lost as a result of flooding is very serious,” he said.

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Badaru, who condoled the families of the deceased and sympathised with those whose property were destroyed in the current flash floods assured them of his government support.

He noted that not most of the death recorded were attributed to the heavy rainfall which led to sudden collapsed of their houses.

“What we have seen today is not the traditional flooding, we are still praying and hoping that Hadejia valley would still be intact until the end of the rainy season.

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