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Flood destroys houses, crops worth N46m in Bauchi

Houses and crops worth N46.16 million have been destroyed by flood in Misau town and surrounding villages in Bauchi State.

Chairman, Misau Local Government Council in the state, Alhaji Ado Aska, made this known in Misau on Saturday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Aska disclosed that the incident, which occurred on July 28, destroyed 197 houses and crops worth N38.77 million in Misau town.

He explained that 52 houses and crops worth N7.39 million were also destroyed by the flood in Firko and Kafin Sule villages in the suburbs of Misau town.

He said persons displaced by the flood had taken refuge with their relations in various locations within Misau Town.

The chairman attributed the incident to poor drainage facilities, coupled with the porous nature of the soil within Misau town and its environs.

He said officials from the State Emergency Management Agency, had visited the affected areas and promised to assist with relief materials.


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