Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nigerian state government relocates village over flood

Yusha'u A. Ibrahim in the via the Daily Trust (Nigeria):  The Katsina State government has relocated Tudun Yan-Tuluna village in Charanchi Local Government Area of the state to save the people from flood.

Caretaker chairman of Charanchi Local Government Area, Alhaji Yahaya Galadima, said over 500 people in the area have been relocated to a new settlement named after the state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema. He said the settlement is known as "Sabon Garin Shema".

Galadima, who was in the area to pay compensation to the people whose farmlands were acquired for the relocation exercise, said people of Yan Tuluna village lost all their 78 houses to flood which occurred in the area two weeks ago.

He said though no life was lost and nobody was injured by the disaster, the people lost foodstuff, livestock and household items worth millions of naira.

He said after the incident, the local government relocated the people to a temporary camp in Kartaka Primary School and was providing food, water and medication for them before they were finally relocated to a permanent settlement in Sabon-Garin Shema....

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