How July rains wrecked Jigawa

The Gombe State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed 23 persons died and five others could not be found in Gombe flood disaster between June and July.
The acting Head of Rescue and Rehabilitation of the agency made the disclosure to journalists in Gombe on Monday.
Mohammed Garba said six persons died at Dadinkowa in Yamaltu-Deba flood on June 6; 16 died on July 1 and July 25 in Gombe town.
No fewer than 21 houses were also destroyed by the flood while 101 houses were home to floods in three communities in the state.
He said that the flood also washed away a total of 119 farmlands at Jauro Baba, Jauro Mai and Jauro Saini communities at Kamo Ward in Kaltungo Local Government of the state.
According to him. other property affected included 450 bags of grains washed away in Dadin kowa Village and 11 bags of fertiliser in Kaltungo Local Government Area.
But  food items, household wares and domestic animals lost could not be figured out yet in the affected areas across four communities during the flooding.
Mr. Garba added that state government is ready to provide relief materials to the affected communities and households.
He advised the communities to desist from building or dumping refuse on waterways or indulging in any other practices that might affect the free flow of water.