Flood Renders Thousands Homeless In Kaduna

Thousands of people in Kaduna State have been rendered homeless by flood as a result of three days downpour.

The flood which also submerges nearly 200 houses across the state, started since Friday morning, Saturday and Sunday evening.

Those forced out of their homes are estimated to be about 5000 persons.

It was gathered that some communities in Jema’a local government were worst by the flood.

Other communities hit by the flood included, Zaria, Abubakar Kigo road new extension, Barnawa, Narayi , Rom, Rigasa among others.

The flood also washed away farmlands and properties, as some residents were seen rushing to remove some valuable equipment in their homes.

A resident of the area, Mr. Bulus said they were fast asleep when they suddenly discovered water was rushing into their home.  Before they could jump up the whole place was flooded within a twinkle of an eye.

“We were asleep at about 12.30am when we discovered water was coming into the house.   Before I could jump up the whole house was flooded, and within a twinkle of an eye it got to my shoulder, so, we just struggle to find our way into the ceiling crying for help,” he said.

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