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Bauchi Communities Displaced by Flood Return to Submerged Homes amid Hunger, Livestock Loss

About 10 communities in Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi State recently returned to their settlements following a ravaging flood that displaced them a few weeks back.

The residents of these communities said they returned to destroyed shelters amid a lack of food and other basic amenities. The flood also swept away their livestock.

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Jauro Musa, district head of Dudduru, told  BBC Hausa that the residents of his community are in a dire condition and they can’t afford food, medicine as well as mosquito nets.

“We came back to nothing. Everything including water, animals, food and furniture is gone,” he said. Musa also lamented that they are yet to receive any support from the government.

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Meanwhile, the Bauchi State government through the Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bala Yakubu Lame, confirmed that it is aware of the situation.

Lame affirmed that the government has not forgotten its subjects, adding there are plans to support them. According to him, relief materials will soon reach the affected population.

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