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Bauchi Flood Kills 16, Leaves Thousands Homeless

Alhaji Shehu Ningi, the Permanent Secretary of the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that flood disaster hit 11 out of the 20 local government areas in Bauchi. The flood was reported to have killed 16 people and destroyed about 3,042 houses and farmlands in the state.

Ningi said that the state government had directed the agency to provide relief materials such as food items, medicine, beddings, canoes and temporary shelter to victims affected.

He further said that ‘The Agency has embarked on a high level of sensitisation to religious bodies and communities through jingles and other means of communication to urge the people to avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse and erecting structures on the waterways.’        

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