Wurno Local Government Council in Sokoto State said it would evacuate about 10,000 people from 20 flood-prone communities.
Caretaker Chairman of the council, Alhaji Shehu Chacho, disclosed this after an emergency meeting convened to discuss the notice on the planned release of excess water from Goronyo dam by the Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority, SRBDA.
He listed the affected communities as Gidan-Kamba, Gidan-Bango one and two, ‘Yar-Wurnoni, Gidan-Modu, Lahodu, Tunga, Barayara zaki and Arba.
“The people in these communities must be evacuated to primary schools, government quarters and other buildings. This measure has become necessary, so as to prevent loss of lives and property. They always say that a stitch in time saves nine, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed,’’ Chacho said.
He called on the state government to expedite action on the repairs of the spillway of the state-owned Lugu dam which had broken down in 2014. NAN

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