5 killed as 2 buildings collapse in Jigawa



#TrackNigeria: Five persons were killed on Monday when two residential buildings collapsed in Kuraduge and Madachi villages of Kirikasamma area of Jigawa.

The buildings were among  several others that gave way following days of rainfall in  parts of the north-western .

Alhaji Salisu Garba-Kubayo, Chairman, Kirikasamma , who spoke on the development, said that the houses collapsed “during a heavy rainfall”.

“Three persons – a mother, Halima Manu, her daughter, Aisha Manu, and , Dauda Manu, were killed in Kuraduge village, while a man, Musa Wuliwuli, and his wife, Hauwa Musa, were killed in Madachi village.

“The rain also destroyed 200 houses in Kukadabu, 100 houses in Mattafari and houses in Kuraduge,” he said, adding that most parts of the were affected by the flood disaster.

He called on the Jigawa and Federal to come to the aid of the victims.

“As we speak, more than villages in Kirikasamma have been taken over by flood as a result of heavy rain.

“We have provided thousands of sacks to residents of these villages to erect sand-bag embankments to check the flood; they have spent days and nights doing this.

“But, containing this problem is our capacity; we want the  Jigawa and Federal to come to our aid,” he pleaded. (NAN)