News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa

By Muhammad Nasir

Flood have destroyed 120 houses and washed away farms and other valuables worth millions of Naira in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa.

Rep. Sai’du Yusif (APC-Jahun/Miga) made the figure known to newsmen after visiting the victims to sympathise with them.

Yusuf said the report received from the victims, indicated that about 120 houses, foodstuffs and other valuables were destroyed by flood.

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The lawmaker, accompanied by Chief Whip, Rep. Alasan Doguwa and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) official, said he came to sympathise with the victims.

Yusuf said he came in company of Alasan, who represented the Speaker, Rep Yakubu Dogara, to assess the level of damages caused by the flood for appropriate action.

The chief whip donated N500,000 to the victims to assuage their sufferings.

Yusuf declined comments on his donation, saying “it is between me and God”.

But NAN learnt that he had donated cash, 50 sacks of maize, 50 bundles of wrappers and 60 bundles of brocade popularly known as “Shadda” to the victims.

He pledged to move a motion of urgent national importance when he returns to the house to find a lasting solution to the flood that had been ravaging the council annually.