No fewer than seven persons died while thousands of houses and 146 farmlands were destroyed in the recent floods in Katsina State.
The Executive Director of the state Rehabilitation and Emergency Relief Agency (RERA), Alhaji Hassan Rawayau, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Thursday in Katsina.
Rawayau said that 15 of the 34 local government areas of the state were worst-hit and gave the names of the areas affected as Mai’adua, Kusada, Kurfi, Batsari, Safana, Jibia, Katsina and Bindawa.
Others were Kankia, Ingawa, Dutsi, Daura, Sandamu, Matazu and Mani local government areas.
According to him, two persons died in Safana, Mani and Daura local government areas respetively and one person Kurfi council area.
“Thousands of houses were damaged by the floods in all the affected local government areas, while 146 farms were destroyed in Kusada area.”
The director said that the agency had resettled victims in Randawa village of Mani local government area in a primary school compound, adding that efforts were ongoing to send relief materials to the victims.
He also said that millions of naira worth of relief materials donated to the state by the National Emergency Relief Agency (NEMA) would soon be distributed to the victims.
Rawayau appealed to the victims to consider the flood disaster as the act of Allah.