Flood hits Bauchi communities, kills five and destroys farmlands
Five persons killed and several farmlands destroyed as heavy rainfall which lasted for over 20 hours struck in Jama’are LGA of Bauchi state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident affected seven villages in the area, submerged farmlands, and destroyed crops.
The council’s chairman, Samaila Jarma on Thursday confirmed the incident to newsmen.
He listed the affected areas as Jogiyal, Yola, Doko-Doko, Gongo, Kabigel, Digiza, and Massalachin Idi.
He said the flood was caused by the overflow of water from the Jos river following the heavy rainfall.
“We recovered five corpses from the water in submerged areas,” Jarma said.
“One out of the five corpses recovered was identified to be from one of the affected villages while the identity of the remaining bodies are yet to be established.
“The corpses have since been buried in compliance with necessary protocols after exhaustive scrutiny to determine their origin.
“We are presently in the custody of their photographs, in case of their search.”
Jarma said the council has set up a committee to assess the level of damage from the flooding.
He added that the council has distributed foodstuffs and other items to the victims while they wait for government intervention.
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