Kano State has been experiencing devastating floods since August

The District Head of Warawa in Kano state, Abdullahi Sanusi, on Friday urged the Federal and Kano State governments to help victims of flood in the area.

The flood which occurred on Wednesday night, ravaged five villages in Warawa Local Government Area.

Sanusi told officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERARA), who visited him in Warawa, that assistance was necessary in view of the magnitude of the disaster, and to cushion the effects of their sufferings.
“For the past 12 years we have not witnessed similar incident in this local government area. There is an urgent need for both the Federal and the state governments to come to the aid of the victims,”  he said.
Earlier, Abubakar Jibirin, the Executive Secretary of SERARA, noted that more than 12,000 people were displaced by the flood which occurred when the Kano River overflowed its banks and submerged five villages.

Jibrin gave assurance that the state government would soon provide relief materials to the victims.
He said that so far, 19 persons had lost their lives in flooding in 30 Local Government Areas of the state from August to date.

NEMA, SERERA and Red Cross officials were in the Warawa local government to assess the extent of damage caused to the villages as a result of the flood.

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