By Ibrahim Sidi Kaulahi, Gusau
People of Kaura Namoda local government area were thrown into apprehension following threat by possible floods from the Gagare river which flows in whirlpool tides across the local government headquarters to some water links in Niger republic.
This was contained in a statement by the Spokesman of Kaura Namoda Empowerment and Development Forum (KANEDEF), Abdurrazak Bello Kaura and made available to Journalists in Gusau, the state capital.
According to the statement, “River Gagare is the major River that crossed the city moving toward north with a velocity depending on the powerful tides the water it carries. The width of the River is over a Kilometer which eventually expands annually.
“The KANEDEF has visited the River Gagare in the early hours of Friday 07/08/2020 to assess the situation, it was horrific and need a total avizandum, as the strength of water therein is very unusual, it was overflowing, hence the need for urgent action to salvage our people from the danger.
“All concerned authorities need to do the needful to save lives and property of our people through usual enlightenment, counseling and guiding of people especially those living close to the river.
“The inflow of the tide occupies some houses around the riverine areas which has thrown the inhabitants in the local government into apprehension as they would have no option than to immediately vacate the area for unknown destination”, the statement added.
It further warned that, the waters were powerful enough to dislodge over 6000 residents and to destroy their worth millions of naira property, adding that, “We have never witnessed a serious inflows of water into Gagare river that gives clear sign of flood as such”.