More Deaths Recorded In Jigawa Flooding

No fewer than 29 more people have lost their lives to flood-related incidents in Jigawa as waters continue to submerge communities in various parts of the state.

This brings to 92 the death toll from such circumstances, police authorities in the north-western state have said.

Lawal Shiisu, the Public Relations Officer of the police command in Jigawa, confirmed the figures to Channels Television on Sunday.

According to him, the deaths occurred mostly as a result of drowning, canoe mishaps, thunderstorms, and building collapses.

Floods have continued to wreak havoc in Jigawa as more communities and farmlands are submerged in many parts of the state.

At least 83 people, including children and women, have lost their lives to flood-related incidents in the state since the beginning of August to date.

The floods also took a toll on infrastructure in the state as some roads were cut off as a result of erosion, forcing locals to seek alternative routes to their destinations.

This situation has now left hundreds of residents displaced, with many taking temporary shelter in public buildings.

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