Photo Report: A Village Almost Wiped Out By Flood

Located in Gummi local government area of Zamfara state, Northwest Nigeria, Gutsura has a population of about 3,000 people, dominated by the Hausa tribe. Gutsura people thrive on farming.

However, like other communities in Nigeria, Gutsura has its own challenges. The major one is over-flooding. This has made it difficult for the people to demand for the provision of basic amenities. Of what use will it be when the next raining season could wash them all away?

When the flood comes, it exposes the people to diseases, as water gets contaminated, lives and properties, including farm produce worth over nine million naira are destroyed.

Here is a photo report of life in Gutsura, as the people wait for the realization of the millions of naira that has been allocated for their relocation.

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As a young female journalist, Happiness has a keen interest in rural growth and development, as it affects the lives of children, girls and women. She currently covers grassroots stories from rural communities in Northern Nigeria. Happiness Titus Zirra ventured into Journalism as a member of the Press Club Niger State College of Education. She served as the 'Editor-in-Chief' for one academic year and also served as a reporter. She was awarded a certificate of attendance on News reporting and News writing by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger state council and also a certificate by Press Club,Niger State College of Education Minna.
One Comment
  • Jen Ehidiamen
    5 July 2014 at 11:29 am -

    Thanks for raising such critical issue! Pictures worth more than 5000 words!

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