Kano State Emergency Management Agency SEMA has confirmed four persons killed and over 5,200 houses destroyed due to flooding in Rogo and Danbatta Local Government Areas of the state.
Mr Sale Jili, Executive Secretary of the Agency, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kano.
NAN reports that the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted flooding in 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
Jili disclosed that two persons lost their lives and 200 houses destroyed in Rogo, while two other persons and over 5,000 houses were destroyed in Danbatta by flood.
According to jili, the displaced persons are currently taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities, and assessment teams have been deployed to the affected areas where they sympathised with them.
Jili said the Agency had distributed relief items worth N3.5 million to the affected persons to alleviate their sufferings. Items distributed include bags of cement, food items, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress and toiletries among others.
The Secretary urged residents of the state to clear drains and desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on waterways to control flooding in the state.