No fewer than 400 farm lands have been destroyed by flood in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi State.
The Caretaker Chairman of the local government, Samalia Jirma disclosed this on Tuesday when he paid a sympathy visit to farmers in the area.
The Caretaker Chairman, who was represented by the Head of administration of the local council, Kabiru Marafa, said that the flood in the local government was triggered as a result of over-flooding of River, Jama’are.
He said the local government was always at risk of flood due to the rising water level, which was a yearly experience.
Marafa, who commiserated with the farmers over the loss, urged them to see the incident as an act of God.
He called on the Bauchi State government and State Emergency Management agency in the state to come to the aid of the farmers in order to alleviate their sufferings.