By Tukur Muntari
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no fewer than 301 households were affected by the recent flood in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State.
The NEMA Head of Operations for Jigawa/Kano Office, Malam Isah Yusuf, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday.
He said that the incident which occurred in the early hours of June 13 affected houses in Getso Village and some others areas.
Yusuf told NAN that the agency arrived at the figure after its officials visited the affected areas and assessed the extent of damage caused by the flood.
“During the assessment visit, we were able understand that 301 households were affected in Getso Village and some areas in Gwarzo Town,” he said.
He said that the agency would compile a comprehensive report on the damage after concluding verification of the affected households.
“We are making efforts to compile a comprehensive report to enable the agency to provide the necessary support or assistance to the victims,” he said.
He advised Kano residents against dumping refuse in drains to avoid flooding. (NAN)