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Hadejia Town In Jigawa State Under Threat Of Flood Disaster

Reports from Hadejia town in Jigawa State, North-West Nigeria say, the town which is one of the most populous in the state, is under the threat of being submerged.

A resident of the town, Abubakar Bako Adamu, told Nigerian Kicker that the people, including those of the surrounding villages, have since Tuesday night been trying to erect embankment through self-help efforts towards saving the town from the ravaging flood.

Residents constructing emergency enbankment.

He said the flood is so overwhelming that all the youths and households are at the Eastern part of the town, from where the flooding water is coming in, trying to prevent a catastrophic disaster.

Nigerian Kicker also gathered that other towns such as Malam Madori, Kirikasamma, Kaugama and Guri have been completely submerged.

Also speaking an indigene of Auyo town, Dr. Abdulkadir Abuakar Auyo, said half of the town has been submerged while villages along the bank of River Hadejia such as Gawunar Kuka, Kataude , Dunkun and many others have also been completely submerged.

Embankment under errection

Nigerian Kicker gathered that the over flown of River Hadejia may not be unconnected with the release of water from Tiga Dam.

Speaking to our Correspondent on the menace, the Special Adviser Media and Public Relations to the Jigawa State Governor, Habibu Nuhu Kila, said the state Acting Governor, Alhaji Umaru Namadi, has since visited the areas affected by flooding across the state.

Kila said the State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has also directed that immediate assistance be provided to the victims.


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