Flood destroys 100 houses, farmland in Sokoto.

Rain -Image source treehugger

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The flood that swept through Butuku-Babba village of Bodinga Local Government in Sokoto State on June 29 has wrecked havoc on the community destroying no fewer than 100 houses.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the village on Friday reports that the disaster had also submerged several farmlands.
This led to the loss of farms produce, including rice, onions, millet, guinea corn, sugar cane and beans, among others.

Similarly, assorted harvested farm produced stored in silos had also been lost to the disaster.

In the same vein, no fewer than 25 livestock were killed as a result of the disaster.

The Village Head of the area, Alhaji Magaji Sani however expressed happiness that no human life was lost as result of the disaster.

Sani said that most of the victims were now taking refuge with neigbhours as well as in primary schools.

The village head appealed for urgent assistance to the victims, especially with clothing and food items.

All efforts to reach the Director-Gen. of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Hassan Maccido and the acting Head of the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA), Mr Thickman Tanimu, for their comments proved abortive.

In the same vein, the Caretaker Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Lamido Ardo had not responded to the various telephone calls from NAN correspondent.

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