Officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have arrived in Kano to assess the extent of damage caused by Friday’s flood disaster in the state.
The Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Aliyu Bashir, made this known on Monday.
He said that the officials were expected to visit all the nine local government areas of the state that had so far been ravaged by the disaster.
“The NEMA officials are here to assess and see things for themselves and are expected to visit the affected areas.”
He listed the affected local government areas to include Kano Municipal, Dala, Gwale, Wudil, Fagge, Nasarawa, Tarauni, Dawakin-Tofa, Takai and part of Kumbotso.
Bashir said that four persons had been declared missing in Darmanawa ward in Tarauni local government area.
He said that three persons were also reported to have sustained injuries while 37 additional houses were destroyed by the flood.
“As at today (Monday), we received a report of 471 houses completely destroyed in nine local government areas.
“Darmanawa in Tarauni and Dawakin-Tofa Local Government Area of the state were the worst-hit.”
The executive secretary advised residents not to dump refuse in water ways and drains to avoid future occurrence.
He also appealed to victims of the disaster to exercise patience, saying that the state government would soon intervene, to cushion the effect of the disaster.