Flood ravaged 15 LGAs in Katsina State, render hundreds of people homeless
No fewer than fifteen (15) out of the 34 34 Local Government Areas in Katsina State were affected by flood in this year’s raining season rendering hundreds of people homeless.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Katsina on Thursday by Alhaji Babangida Nasamu, the Executive Secretary of State Emergency Management, Agency (SEMA).
Alhaji Nasamu said that the affected local government Areas are Dutsi, Daura, Sandamu, Katsina, Faskari, Batagarawa, and Danmusa local government.
Others include Danja, Kusada, Jibia, Kaita, Ingawa, Kankia, Kurfi and Bindawa.
Nasamu disclosed that people affected by the flood are accommodated in primary schools and other public buildings in their areas.
He said that the fifteen affected local governments were only those that reported the disaster to the agency by the local government authorities.
The secretary disclosed that the agency has received a report from individuals whose houses were also affected by the flood disaster.
Nasamu said the agency will soon commence tour to all affected Local Councils to assess the damage and possible assistance to the victims.
“As soon as we completed our assessment, we will forward our findings to the State Government for possible assistance to the victims,” he said.
Nasamu called on the people of the state especially those erected buildings on waterways to vacate their houses for their own safety and advice them to in future desist from constructing houses on drainages and waterways.