From:Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Flood has ravaged some bridges, culverts and farmlands in some villages in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi state
Inspecting the affected areas today, the Executive Chairman of the council,Hon. Iliya Habila expressed deep concern over the development which has cut off some communities from each other.
Hon. Iliya Habila also lamented the destructions of many farmlands in villages in the area, saying the development would affect crop production.
According to him, the torrential rains in the past few days resulted in the overflow of the river banks leading to the flooding of farms and cutting off of the bridges and culverts.
He said he will forward the matter to the relevant authorities at both the federal and state governments for further action, even as he sympathised with the affected farmers.
Some residents of the affected communities, including traditional rulers, commended the Chairman for the timely visit to the affected areas.
They pleaded for assistance and called for intervention to avert any loss of life and properties.
The Chief of Ndit community, Mr. Ezekiel Daniel said one hundred and fifty hectares of rice farm were submerged and flooded.
He noted that the residents are now living in conditions of uncertainty as to what next will happen.
The flood caused break down of the bridges in Gambar Zugum, Gambar Lere Bar Arewa, Bar Kudu, Gizaki Ndit, Tadnum, Bugun and Dhrbi.