Flood destroys 50 houses, property

He attributed incident to the blockage of the drains and building of houses on the natural waterways by the residents.

Flood destroys 50 houses, property in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 50 houses and property worth millions of naira were destroyed in Tsafe, Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr Sanusi Kwatarkwashi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.

Kwatarkwashi said that the flood, which destroyed a school building in the town, resulted from the Sunday downpour in the area.

According to him, most of the houses affected in the area were built along the waterways.

The executive secretary told NAN that the erection of such structures was against the town planning rules and regulations of the state.

He said that the agency had written a report on the incident and would soon forward it to the state government for assistance to the victims.

Kwatarkwashi said that the report would also be forwarded to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for Federal Government’s assistance to the victims.

He called on residents of the state to stop dumping refuse in the drains and along the waterways, and adhere to town planning rules and regulations to avoid flooding.

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