Flood sacks communities in Kaduna as landlords raise alarm. As the river Kaduna allegedly reaches capacity, residents of Kabala Coast, Kabala Doki, and Kigo Road in Kaduna-North and Bashama Road in Tudun-Wada, Kaduna-South, called on the state government and the federal government to swiftly come to their help.
The villages assert that because the river’s banks had overflowed, a flood was about to occur in the area.
The communities’ leader, Ibrahim Musa Yakodo, told journalists in Kaduna on Friday that they want immediate government support to be relocated to safer locations.
He said that the majority of those who reside in the communities are landlords who are unable to find housing elsewhere due to a lack of resources.
“We endure this terrible floods every year. We lack the resources to move somewhere safer. Our renters have moved out, putting us in possession of our properties. Government support is now necessary, he said.
According to DAILY POST, Commander Idris Yahaya, the Kaduna State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has put the locals and members of the Disaster Management Unit on high alert due to an oncoming flood.
The Disaster Management Unit, Divisional Officers in charge of Kaduna-North, Kaduna-South, Chikun, and Jema’a were then instructed by Commander Idris Yahaya to guarantee that quick action was taken to mitigate or improve the situation.
Additionally, he gave residents of Kabala Coast, Kabala Doki, and Kigo Road in Kaduna-North, Bashama Road in Tudun-Wada in Kaduna-South, as well as communities along the river’s edge in the Chikun Local Government Area, such as Nasarawa and Keke B, Tudu Mashigi, Kurmi, and Doka Mai Jema’a, the task of adhering to the warning by taking precautions and leaving