Heavy downpours in Gidan Kaura village in Rijiya district of Gusau local government area in Zamfara state caused the death of two (2) people, more than 100 houses collapsed and millions of naira agricultural products have been destroyed in the region.
Two people have been found to have lost their lives after being swept away by flooding from torrential rains that lasted for around five hours on Saturday night.
Confirming the incident today, Rijiya Mallam District Chief Umar Ibrahim revealed that scores of people were left homeless as properties worth millions of naira, including agricultural produce, were destroyed.
“It was a terrible experience that we witnessed, a heavy downpour occurred in the village of Gidan Kaura where 2 people died, many were left homeless as a result of the flood.”
The district chief lamented that in the city of Rijiya, more than 100 houses collapsed as a result of torrential rains and that properties, including agricultural products, were destroyed.
Mallam Umar said that many people from the communities of Gidan Kaura have now fled to their neighboring villages for fear of further flooding in the area.
The district chief called on the emirate of Gusau and the local government council to come to their aid and build a road from Gusau to the town of Rijiya in the state.
He explained that the project was awarded and started by the previous administration but was abandoned by the contractor.
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