SEMA: 18,245 flood victims and 24 dead in Katsina
According to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), 24 people died as a result of a flood and a windstorm that affected 18,245 people in Katsina state.
Mr Umar Muhammad, the agency’s spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Katsina on Friday. During the 2022 rainy season, disasters were recorded in all 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, according to Muhammad.
He stated that several other people were injured in varying degrees as a result of the natural disasters.
The disasters also damaged 16,625 homes, according to the agency’s spokesperson.
According to him, 1, 620 farmlands were also submerged in Kafur, Danja and Ingawa LGAs.
He said that properties and farm produce estimated to cost millions of naira were destroyed as a result of the disasters.
Mohammed said that the agency had already assessed the affected houses and farmlands in order to assist the victims.
He added that the state government would soon start distribution of relief assistance to the victims.
The spokesperson said that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), would also soon distribute relief materials to the affected persons.