A heavy flood that ravaged Kaita town, in Kastina state has killed a 10-year-old boy and rendered about 2,000 people homeless.
Hajiya Umma Abdullahi Mahuta, acting sole administrator of the local council, said on Monday that the flood disaster happened following a heavy rainfall that persisted for several hours which destroyed over 150 houses in the area.
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, Abdulkarim Kabir, the district head of Kaita, appealed to the Katsina state government to provide relief materials to the victims.
“I am calling on non-governmental organisations to also come to the aid of my subjects, by providing all necessary assistance to the victims to cushion their hardship.”