Flood destroyed 14,496 farmlands in Kano: NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says floods destroyed no fewer than 14,496 farmlands across five local government areas in Kano.

NEMA director-general Mustapha Ahmed-Habib disclosed this during a damage assessment tour in the affected communities in Warawa and Wudil LGAs.

He said 1,113 farms had been submerged at Warawa Gishiri-Wuya, 1,135 in Larabar Gadon-Sarki, and 4,808 farms wilt to flooding in Wudil. 

According to him, the flood also destroyed 1,405 farms in Bebeji, 260 in Rano and 5,775 others in Dawakin Kudu.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the agency to conduct a damage assessment exercise to assist the disaster victims.

“We came for an assessment tour at Wudil, Gishiri Wuya and Larabar Gadon-Sarki, but due to the nature of the road, we have to stop. We can’t cross over. Our cars are getting stocked,” said Mr Ahmed-Habib. “We will also conduct an on-the-spot assessment tour in flood-affected communities…

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