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Jigawa Govt releases N5m to care for windstorm victims

By Abdullahi Shugaba


Dutse   –    Alhaji Yusuf Babura, Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), says that the state government has released N5 million to support the victims of wind disaster in the state.

Babura said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday.
He said that the victims of the wind disaster lived in Jigawan dan Ali, Gurfai, Faru, Maitaya,Manga, Unguwar Shuri communities, all in Babaru Local Government Area.
Besides, Babura said that recent floods had wreaked havoc in Gwari, Maikerya, Zuge, Garin Bako, Garin Galadima where assorted farm produce, including rice, millet, guinea corn, millet, sesame and water melon, were washed away.
He also said that the flood which occurred in Suletankarkar caused the death of some sheep, goats and cows.
Babura said that many villages and towns in Guri Local Government Area of the state were facing the threat of impending flood.

He urged the Federal Government and international donor agencies to salvage the state from the menace of environmental calamities.

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