Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nigerian floods return with fury, spread to new areas via the Daily Trust (Nigeria): Like last year, flood is back causing nightmare in some parts of the Nigeria as several communities and villages have been completely washed away or submerged by terrible floods in the last one week.

For Nigerians, flooding has become an endless nightmare in most communities. The latest floods have left in its trail deaths, sorrows, massive destruction of property and farmlands as well as displacement of people in the affected areas.

Investigations indicate that several houses were submerged by floods in Kaduna last Wednesday, following a heavy rain, which lasted for hours, precisely from Tuesday night to Wednesday noon.

Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Ishaku Dogo Makama said on-the-spot assessment conducted by officials of the agency revealed that seven persons were drowned in a river at Galadima village in Giwa LGA of the state.

...Some of the affected communities include Romi, Karatudu, Gonin Gora, Ungwar Juji, U/Pama, U/Yelwa, U/Barde, Hayin Katapawa, Trikania, Sabo, Ungwar Boro, Narayi, Bayan-Dutse and Kamazou among others in Chikun Local Government Area. Also the 10 LGAs affected by the flood include Jema'a, Sanga, Kagarko, Chikun, Birnin-Gwari, Igabi, Kubau, Giwa, Kaduna South and Kachia....

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