10-year-old boy dead, 2,000 displaced in Katsina flood disaster — Official


Persisting rainfall in Kaita town in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State has killed a 10-year-old boy while over 2,000 people have been displaced according to a local official on Monday.

“The rainfall lasted several hours destroying over 150 houses in the area,” Hajiya Umma Abdullahi-Mahuta, Acting Sole Administrator of the local council, said.

She revealed that those displaced by the Saturday flood have found shelter with neighbours, friends and relations.

“We have assessed the extent of the damages and forwarded a report to the State Emergency Management Agency for quick intervention on the matter.” she said


Also, the District Head of Kaita, Alhaji Abdulkarim Kabir, appealed to the Katsina State Government to provide relief materials to the victims.


“I am calling on Non-Governmental Organizations to also come to the aid of my subjects, by providing all necessary assistance to the victims to cushion their hardship.”


One of the victims, Malam Isah Kaita, called on the State Environmental Protection Agency to commence evacuation of drainage in the area to avoid a recurrence.