David Arin, Jos


No fewer than 400 houses have been submerged by flood in some parts of Pilgani District of Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State following several days of torrential rain.


DAILY COURIER reports that the areas mainly affected include, Zamadede, Shilur, Pishe, Agwangani, Galang and several other communities.


When contacted, the Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Area, Rimven Zulfa said: “We received reports of the flooding in the communities and would look into it and ensure that the necessary agencies are contacted so that succour would be provided for our people.”


Also, Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni on Monday, inspected Jumbam and Kaliyari communities in Tarmuwa Local Government Area that were ravaged by the flood.


Buni directed the state’s Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Umar Dudaye, to rehabilitate the road leading to the area.


He also directed the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to ensure that all victims were given relief materials and those admitted to the hospital received free treatment.


Alhaji Mohammed Goje, SEMA Executive Secretary, confirmed that the death toll from Saturday’s boat mishap in the area had risen to 11.


He said the flood destroyed 180 houses and washed away 752 hectares of farmlands.


In Jigawa State, no fewer than 95 lives had reportedly been lost to a flood-related accident in the past three weeks, the police said.


Confirming the figures to our reporter, the Police Public Relations Officer in the Jigawa State Police Command, DSP Lawal Shi’isu Adam said the flood has caused a lot of disasters across the state.