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Gololo residents cry for help as flood sacks community, destroys farmlands



Residents of Gololo city in Gamawa Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State have cried out for assist as flood ravages the city, sending many residents packing because the neighborhood is now not liveable.

A sufferer of the flood within the city, Abdulrashid Shettima Gololo, informed DAILY POST that the excessive quantity of water wreaking havoc within the city got here from neighbouring Yobe State, including that the flood destroyed many homes and 1000’s of hectares of farmlands.

He mentioned the depth of the flood had not been witnessed within the city prior to now, claiming that for days, residents battled onerous to stop the flood from submerging the complete city.

“Now we have by no means witnessed such flood in Gololo. Once we seen the motion of the water from a protracted distance, we declared an emergency and summoned all of the folks of the city and started to dig a ditch to divert the water from flooding the city.

“We assembled all of the youth within the Western a part of the city and shortly sourced for tons of of empty sacks and stuffed them with sand to dam the complete city to save lots of lives of the folks as a result of already water had submerged the encircling neighborhood,” Shettima Gololo informed our correspondent.

He defined that whereas the folks had been making an attempt to divert water from one a part of the city, one other location would break and flood the city, including that this led to the destruction of some homes.

He mentioned the one resolution was for the federal government to come back to the rescue of the folks by establishing drainages all around the city to allow water movement simply.

One other resident of the city, Yakubu Gololo, disclosed that for a few years, the city had skilled flood, till a former governor of the state, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu made efforts to stop it,

He mentioned this was the primary time the flood is coming again in such a fashion since after that intervention.


Yakubu knowledgeable that the latest flood within the city rendered many homeless because it led to the destruction of many homes, farmlands and livestock.

He knowledgeable that because of the event, many individuals have left the city as they’d nowhere to remain.

“The flood destroyed our homes and farms. The painful facet of it’s that many people had been about to reap what we planted on the farms earlier than the flood washed away many farmlands,” he lamented.

He knowledgeable that they had been but to get any type of help from the federal government, regardless of guarantees made to them to that impact.

On his half, the chairman of the Gololo Group Service, Abba Alhaji Gololo, informed our reporter that he had not witnessed such calamity within the city, including that even supposing it had not rained for 2 weeks now, the entire city was nonetheless flooded.

He then appealed to the state authorities to help in establishing drainages within the city to allow the free movement of water every time it rains.

“What we’re interesting to the state authorities and different well-meaning folks from the state and past is to help the folks of Gololo with the development of drainage as a result of drainage and culverts are essentially the most urgent wants in Gololo to stop future prevalence.

DAILY POST had on Saturday reported that the flood within the city led to the outbreak of cholera, which had reportedly killed 20 folks died, and 190 others contaminated.

The Government Chairman, Bauchi State Major Well being Care Growth Company (BSPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, had denied this, saying solely 5 individuals had been contaminated and that no person died of the illness within the city.

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