Another round of flood yesterday rendered 2, 850 people homeless and destroyed about 187 homes, a farm house and worship centre in Kaduna.
According to the statistics made available to LEADERSHIP by a senior officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Baba Ali Mohammed, no fewer than 187 houses, a Living Faith Church and a farm house were flooded following a heavy rainfall that engulfed Gonigora and Ungwar Romi communities.
According to the NEMA statistics, about 2,850 people from almost 518 households were displaced and are now taking refuge in neighbouring houses.
"Only 20 people, mostly women, were camped at the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Primary School, Ungwar Romi," it said.
LEADERSHIP checks also revealed that a makeshift pedestrian bridge linking Ungwar Romi and Karatudu collapsed, crippling activities between the two communities while Tefan Farms Nigeria Enterprises lost 5,850 fowls and 21,000 fish and feed item worth N2.5 million to the flood.
Areas worst affected are School Road, Dokaji, Sarki, Fulani and Alkali streets where a larger number of the buildings were erected few metres from the riverbanks, making them prone to flood disaster.
A public servant, Mr Lucky Inanse, narrated his ordeal: "My house was completely submerged. In fact, this is double tragedy for me; angry mobs burned down my house in Zaria during the last year post election."