No fewer than three persons have been killed and over 150 houses destroyed by flood in three local government areas of Bauchi State.
This was disclosed by members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly during plenary on Tuesday.
A lawmaker, Saleh Jibir, representing the Disina constituency, raised the alarm over the failure of the state government to control flooding.
He stated, “Currently, there are reports of flooding almost everywhere. In Disina (Shira LGA), there is flooding in some areas that claimed one life.
“I therefore urge this House to take immediate and emergency action on the matter in my constituency and other areas across the state.”
Also, speaking, Yunusa Ahmad, representing the Warji constituency, said 150 houses and other means of livelihood had been destroyed in Kamasaya of the Dagu ward, adding, “In Burra village (Ningi LGA), the flood claimed two lives.
“This happened every year during the rainy season and nothing has been done. The State Emergency Management Agency visited the victims, but nothing was given to them.”
A resident of Misau, Yusuf Jalam, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, lamented that flood had disconnected his community by washing away the link road at Jalam in the Dambam Local Government Area of the state.
“There is no way we can take out our farm produce. Most of us can no longer go to the farm; there is nothing to go and meet over there. Flood has washed everything away,” he said.