Flood had swept through Jibia in Katsina State, pulling down buildings and trapping people. 

Victims of the flood were still picking the little things they could find from their damaged homes and counting their looses when stench from a building made their frustration unbearable.   

It was nearly 10 days after the July 15 flood incident and they suspected it could be dead bodies since some of the residents were still missing.

They gathered around the building and began to remove the rubble one after the other.

Their search resulted in the retrieval of more corpses of victims. 

Katsina State is also mourning the late former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, and the the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmmumum Kabir, has continued to receive visitors who pay condolence visit.

While having a chat with some persons, he said 10 more corpses were retrieved from the building that had submerged.  

This has increased the death toll record from the flood from 44 people to 54. The flood destroyed more than 500 houses.


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Emir Kabir said that the decomposed bodies had been buried.

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“The 10 persons were discovered when the people of the area started experiencing heavy smell coming from the collapsed building.

“The residents reported the matter to the District Head of Jibia, Mohammed Rabiu, who ordered a search of the area, and after some hours of search, the corpses were discovered and the District Head ordered for the corpses to be buried.

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“The district head later reported the me in order to make the records of those who died in the flood disaster straight,” the Emir said.

Kabir urged his subjects to intensify prayers to avert natural calamities in the locality.

The monarch lamented that many of the victims, who were traders, had lost their capital and means of livelihood and appealed to individuals and corporate organisations to assist them in every way possible to get back on their feet.

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