Flood kills three in Kebbi
Three people have been reported dead during a prolonged period of heavy rain on Saturday in the Dakingari neighbourhood of Kebbi State’s Suru Local Government Area.
Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Suru, the chairman of Suru Local Government Area, claimed that in addition to the three lives lost, millions of naira worth of property was also destroyed by the flood.
He claimed that following the torrential rain, the flooding was caused in part by the water flowing down from the mountains around the town of Dakingari.
According to him, the flood might be prevented if a concrete fence and outlet could be constructed around the mountains.
He requested that locals refrain from dumping trash wherever they go and from building structures on waterways.