Recently Federal Government has identified Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Niger, Benue, Kwara, and Oyo as states that may likely witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding between September 3 and 7.
A flood which followed a heavy downpour that lasted several hours has led to the death of three persons at Dakingari area of Suru Local Government in Kebbi State.
Chairman of Suru Local Government Area, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Suru said the flood lasted for several hours and it also destroyed properties worth millions of naira.
“After the heavy rain, the water coming down from the mountains around the town of Dakingari contributed to the flooding.
“For over twenty years, we have been battling with the flood when it rains every year. The past administrations of Nasamu Dakingari and Atiku Bagudu constructed drainages in the town to solve the problem but didn’t stop the flood from occurring every year”.