Flood: 10-year-old Boy Dies, 2000 Displaced In Katsina
The rains are pouring in and Nigerians across the country are grateful there is no drought but are concerned about the destructive nature of flood waters.
“The flood disaster happened following heavy rainfall that persisted for several hours which destroyed over 100 houses in the area,” Acting Sole Administrator of the local council, Umma Abdullahi-Mahuta told newsmen in Kaita.
She revealed that those displaced by the Saturday flood have found shelter with neighbours, friends and relatives.
“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
The District Head of Kaita, Mr Abdulkarim Kabir, is appealing for support from the Katsina State Government in form of 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.”
One of the victims, Isah Kaita, stressed the need for the State Environmental Protection Agency to commence clearing of blocked drainage in the area to avoid a recurrence.
The death of the 10-year-old boy whose name was not disclosed came days after flood killed at least 13 persons in Suleja, Niger State.