Adams Nayola, the Director, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flooding has killed more than 10 people and destroyed several households across the state.
The SEMA boss disclosed that most affected local governments are Jama’are, Giade, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Darazo, Kirfi, Itas-Gadau, Shira, Gamawa and Toro.
“At least 10 people lost their lives while several hectares of farmlands and houses were washed away in some parts of the state,” he said.
Nayola said the flooding forced many residents to relocate to some neighbouring communities, noting that the agency was gathering data on farmlands and houses destroyed across the state.
He added that the flood separated some communities in Jama’are and Misau local governments. He stated that the latest incident was also recorded in Zaki local government.
Further, he explained that the SEMA was doing everything possible to provide relief materials to the victims of the flood.
The director further disclosed that SEMA had intensified public enlightenment urging people in flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places to avoid future devastation.