No fewer than 24 persons including a teenager have lost their lives as a result of heavy flooding in Jigawa state on Monday.
Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Relief Management Agency Yusuf Babura confirmed the unfortunate development stating that majority of the deceased were children.
Babura Stated that over 50,000 families have been displaced, while a hundred thousand hectares of farmlands were submerged and all produce lost to the flood.
Affected areas include Maruta, Babaldu, Samamiya in Birnin-Kudu and Gwaram local government areas. Dandal Kura reporter indicate crops worth billions of naira destroyed by the flood are millet, guinea corn, rice and maize.
It was learnt that the disaster affected 24 of 27 local government areas, in which the situation worsened in 17 local Government areas.
Babura stated that so far, the agency has embarked on the distribution of emergency relief items to the victims as the agency partnered with some councils, camped victims in public buildings, mostly schools