The director-general of Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), Ibrahim Kabir, stated that three persons have died as a result of flood which also damaged 1,453 houses and several farmlands in the Zaki and Gamawa local government areas.
He disclosed that the flood also cut off roads linking the two local government areas with communities and some parts of the state in six places on the highway.
“As palliative measures, the communities need 14 canoes as means of transportation to cross the cut-off roads to continue their normal businesses,” he said.
Mr Kabir urged the communities to relocate to safer areas to guarantee their safety and called for a collective effort in addressing the devastating effects of incessant flooding affecting communities across the state.
He added that annual losses of lives and property were being recorded in the state.