Flood consumes homes and crops worth N46.16m

Houses and crops worth N46.16 million have been destroyed by flood in Misau town and surrounding villages in Bauchi State.

Alhaji Ado Aska, Chairman, Misau Local Government Council in the state, made this known in Misau on Saturday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).Aska disclosed that the incident, which occurred on July 28, destroyed 197 houses and crops worth N38.77 million in Misau town.

He explained that 52 houses and crops worth N7.39 million were also destroyed by the flood in Firko and Kafin Sule villages in the suburbs of Misau town.He said that persons displaced by the flood had taken refuge with their relations in various locations within Misau Town.

The chairman attributed the incident to poor drainage facilities, coupled with the porous nature of the soil within Misau town its environs environs.He said that officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), had visited the affected and promised to assist with relief materials.

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