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Heavy downpour destroys N500m worth farm produce, domestic animal in Jigawa

Heavy downpour destroyed farm produce worth over N500 million in Gumel local government area in Jigawa State

Reports from the state indicated that the heavy downpour washed away over 200 farm lands and also killed unquantified domestic animal in the area.

Speaking to our reporter some farmer in the area stated that the affected by the disaster include millet, guinea corn, beans, water melon and sesame.

The disaster occurs at Garin Gambo, Gwari, Garin Galadima, Baikarya, Zuge and Garin Baki towns.

Among the victims farmers who spoke to news men includes APC Galagamma ward chairman Mallam Sadi Haruna said cluster farmers were affected by the disaster.

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Another farmer Musa Dan Dailu from Garin Gambo said some animals were killed as a result of the heavy downpour.

He called on government to send a team of experts to assess the damages caused by the disaster.

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