Three persons have been confirmed dead following a heavy downpour that lasted several hours on Saturday at the Dakingari area of Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
The Chairman of Suru Local Government Area, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Suru, said apart from the death of the three persons, the flood also destroyed properties worth millions of naira.
He said that after the heavy rain, the water coming down from the mountains around the town of Dakingari contributed to the flooding.
He stated, “For over twenty years, we have been battling with the flood when it rains. The past administrations of Nasamu Dakingari and Atiku Bagudu constructed drainages in the town to solve the problem but it didn’t stop the flood from occurring every year.”
According to him, the flood might be prevented if a concrete fence and outlet could be constructed around the mountains.
He called on the people of the area to desist from erecting buildings on waterways, as well as indiscriminate dumping of refuse.