Rain Destroys About 1,567 Farmlands In Jama’are LGA Of Bauchi

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The Torrential rain destroyed no fewer than 1,567 farmlands on Tuesday in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

The rain which was lasted for over 20 hours submerged farmlands and destroyed crops in seven villages in the area.

The Council’s Chairman, Alhaji Samaila Jarma, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, on Thursday in Jama’are.

Jarma listed the affected areas to include Jogiyal; Yola, Doko-Doko, Gongo, Kabigel, Digiza and Massalachin Idi area of Jama’are town.

He said the flood was caused by the overflow of water from the Jos River following torrential rainfall which lasted for several hours on Tuesday.

Jarma said that the council had also inaugurated a committee to assess the level of damage for onward submission to the state government for necessary action.

The chairman said the council had so far distributed foodstuffs and other items to the victims to mitigate their sufferings pending the expected intervention from the government.

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