No fewer than 14 persons have been killed in a fire out breaks and flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Jigawa state.
This was disclosed by the executive secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Relief Agency, Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, who told reporters yesterday in Dutse that “in our disposal shows that 11 people died in different fire out break and flood disaster in the state”.
Sani Babura also explained that “10 people died in the fire disaster while flood killed four people and many others sustained injuries during the disaster”.
According to him, “those who died in fire include children in one family, while the flood caused the collapse of buildings, which fell on the decease”.
The executive secretary said: “Already governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, approved the release of substantial amount to the relations of the decease and victims of the disasters to relieve the pains”.
He further disclosed that “just last week we received a reports of flood in about eight local government areas where victims lost domestic animals, food items and farm produce. We sent our staff to visit the area and assess the extent of damage to reports to the governor for action”.
Sani Babura maintained that the agency reported to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) “and NEMA respondent immediately and sent its official and also visited the affected areas”.
The executive secretary lamented over the attitude of the local government council chairmen, “most of them are not given the needs and necessary response when there is a disaster in their area”.