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Inmates evacuated as flood wreaks havoc in Kebbi


Inmates evacuated as flood wreaks havoc in Kebbi

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Following the washing away of the centre caused by repeated floods, inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State have been evacuated.

Recall that the flooding adjudged to be the worst in the 22 local government areas of the state has led to the closure of many facilities there to prevent loss of lives.

It was learnt that residents of the communities had to flee owing to the destruction of many residential and public buildings as well as the submerging of livestock.

Most of the inhabitants of Bagudo are now taking shelter in internally displaced persons, IDP, camps. The Bagudo-Tuga-Kaoje route, which leads to Benin Republic border, including the Tuga Bridge, was also submerged, severing border communities in Nigeria from their international neighbours.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has, therefore, directed immediate distribution of food, and medication to the flood ravaged communities.

In Kwara State, over 2,500 residents of Jebba community in Moro Local Government Area were rendered homeless after their houses were submerged by flood during rainfall, which started on Thursday and continued till weekend.

Deputy Leader in Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon John Olanrewaju Bello, who represents the area, Lanwa/Ejidongari said plans were underway by the state government to evacuate victims pending when relief items would be brought to them.

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