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Bala expresses concern over loss of lives, property due to gale of flooding



Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed expressed concern over the flood storm that hit the northwestern state and led to the loss of lives and property.

Many floods have left many homeless in areas of local state governments, including Bauchi, Zaki, Alkaleri, Shira, as well as agricultural lands have been razed to the ground.

Mohammed expressed concern when he received a report on recent floods in the state capital that hit some areas negatively.

The Sun newspaper reports that in recent weeks the floods have ransacked many communities in the state and killed some residents, including three students from the University of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (ATBU), Bauchi, following the collapse of a metal bridge accordingly of floods

The Governor, in a press release from his spokesman, Ladan Salihu, issued Monday by Saudi Arabia and made available to the Daily Sun, said he was “deeply saddened by these unfortunate events that caused the devastation of many families”.

While Mohammed is in Saudi Arabia while running Hajj with his deputy senator Baba Tela, the interim governor Abubakar Suleiman, who is president of the State Assembly House, under the direction of the governor, visited many affected communities to sympathize with the victims

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The team assessed the level of devastation and mobilized emergency room materials for the victims affected through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

In the recent flooding incident in the state capital, Governor Mohammed ordered the Ministry of Works to mobilize engineers and contact contractors who run highway projects in the capital to unblock the drains and the main sewers.

“This should be part of their social and corporate responsibility,” the statement said.

“The Governor, hereby, appeals to citizens to assist in combating the flood by de-silting drainages on all roads and avoid piling rubbish by the road side in order to avoid an escalation of the flooding,” the statement concluded