Flood Ravages Kaduna Communities

By Nonye Ekwenugo

Kaduna- Several communities in Kaduna metropolis and environ have suffered damages following heavy downpour that resulted into flooding which submerged some houses, farmlands and destroyed properties.

Some of the affected communities include Abubakar Kigo road, Barnawa, Kudenda, Ungwar Dosa, among others.

The flood has forced many of the residents to be helped out of their homes by the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA) for those who houses were overtaken by the flood, while others were seen evacuating their properties out of their flooded houses.

It would be recalled that relevant bodies including KADSEMA had issued warnings about the pending heavy rainfalls that might result in flooding and urged those whose houses are within the water banks to relocate accordingly to a safer location.

At kigo in Kaduna North, officials of Red cross, fire services, KASTLEA were seen on ground rendering assistance to affected persons. 

One of the victims who spoke to our reporter but will not want her name in print said, the flood came at the middle of the night and thanked God for saving their lives.

Another victim Chinedu John whose house was also submerged said he  tried without success to salvage some of his property.

He appealed to government to come to their assistance to cushion the effect of their losses.

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