Flood Causes Havoc in Kaura Namoda
The ancient city of Kaura Namoda and it environs in Zamfara State is facing the threat of flooding.
A community group in the area known as Kaura Namoda Empowerment and Development (KANEDEF) who stated this in a statement signed by its spokesman Abdulrazak Bello said, all the authorities concern need to do the needful to save lives and property of residents through enlightenment, counselling and directives, especially to those living around riverine areas.
According to the statement, Officials of KANEDEF who visited the River Gagare in the early hours of (Friday), and saw the quantity of the water therein, the destruction which led to overflow, hence the need for urgent action to salvage people of the town from the hazardous situation.
On his part, the officer in charge of Nigeria Merological Agency, Gusau Office, Mr. Muhammad Garba informed Radio Nigeria that, the Agency had earlier issued flood warning to people of Maru, Gusau, Gummi, Shinkafi, Tsafe and Zurmi Local Government Areas including their neighboring towns which Kaura Namoda is among them. He therefore urged residents living in the riverine areas to vacate for their safety.
The River Gagagare is the major River that crossed the city of Kaura Namoda moving towards north with a velocity depending on the amount of water it carries.
The width of the River is almost a Kilometer or over which virtually expands annually.