In Sokoto Flood destroys 50 houses

Yakubu appealed to the Gudu Local Government, the Sokoto State Government, and other donor agencies to also assist the victims.

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No fewer than 50 houses were destroyed on Tuesday in Bachaka Village in Gudu Local Government area of Sokoto State by flood caused by an early morning rainfall.

Alhaji Sani Yakubu (APC) representing Gudu Constituency in the State House of Assembly told newsmen of the unfortunate development on Wednesday in Sokoto.

Yakubu said the disaster was sequel to a downpour that lasted several hours in the village.

"The downpour affected no fewer than 300 households in the village.

"Although, no life was lost to the rainfall, but the villagers lost domestic wares and foodstuffs stored in their silos,’’ Yakubu said.

The lawmaker said that the victims were now squatting in nearby school buildings as well as with their relatives and neighbours.

"I visited the village yesterday (Tuesday) and I noticed that the victims were in need of urgent relief materials.

"They needed assorted food items and building materials to rebuild their houses,’’ the lawmaker said.

"I had to donate N1.1 million to the victims to cushion the effects of the disaster on them,’’ he said.

Yakubu appealed to the Gudu Local Government, the Sokoto State Government, and other donor agencies to also assist the victims.

He appealed to the state government to relocate the villagers to a safe area to avoid the recurrence of the perennial disaster.

The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Hassan Maccido, told newsmen that he would send a team of experts to the village to assess the extent of damage.

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