The Jigawa State Government has confirmed the death of 50 persons with many others displaced as flood ravages parts of the state.
The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Yusuf, who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Dutse, said the flood also destroyed thousands of houses in the state.
Yusuf stated that the situation had forced many Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places including government buildings.
It was gathered that the state government accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps.
Some of the victims are from Balangu village where no fewer than 237 houses were submerged under water and destroyed with four people dead.
“We have so many displaced persons in about 11 temporary camps. In Balangu alone, 237 houses have been damaged and the occupants are now living in a temporary camp,” Yusuf said.
“Four people also died in that same village, after the six in Kafin Hausa. So, when you go around the state, we lost about 50 people to the flood now. Even yesterday (Saturday), seven people from the same family died.”
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