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Three people have been killed, and corps members displaced after a flood took over a local government secretariat in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Council Chairman Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Agufa said that hundreds of residents lost their homes while hundreds of farmlands in the area were destroyed.

He further lamented that the Jigawa flood had become a yearly occurrence, resulting from blockages in the Hadejia river by typha grass.

Other structures such as the police station, mosques, schools and Hospitals were also submerged in the flood.

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The situation has forced local government officials, including the council chairman, to operate from home while the police have resorted to using trees as a temporary shelter.

The executive secretary of state emergency Management Agency, SEMA Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, said the agency is currently assessing the level of damage caused by the flood for intervention across the state.

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