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Flood kills 7 in Bauchi, sacks Kaduna communities

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi and Hassan Ibrahim


Thursday, 13 September 2012

A spill over of a dam in Kano State has led to the overflow of Katagum River in Bauchi State, causing flood in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas of the state and left seven people dead in its wake.

The flood, according to the sole administrators of the affected local government areas, affected seven communities across the two areas.

The sole administrators, Alhaji Muhammad Babaji of Zaki and Alhaji Kabiru Garba of Gamawa, revealed this while conducting the state deputy governor, Alhaji Sagir Aminu Saleh, round the affected communities on Wednesday, adding that the flood spanned over 35 kilometres.

They said the flood had washed away farmlands and houses and cut off the road linking Sakwa to Katagum, Zaki Local Government Area headquarters.

While commiserating with the victims on behalf of the government, the deputy governor assured that the government would come to their assistance.

In a related development, over 300 houses at Kigo Extension in Kaduna North Local Government and other areas have been submerged by flood.

Residents of the areas, which were close to the River Kaduna, were seen leaving en masse with some of their belongings, even as nearby primary schools were temporarily turned into camps.

Speaking with newsmen, a resident of Kigo Extension, Mr Chimezie, said there was a spill over of water from the river on Tuesday afternoon, leaving several houses in the area submerged.

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