10-year-old boy killed, 2,000 displaced in Katsina flood

A 10-year-old boy has reportedly died while over 2,000 people have been displaced by a flood that ravaged Kaita town, in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina, a local official said on Monday.

“The flood happened following a heavy rainfall that persisted for several hours which destroyed over 150 houses in the area,” Acting Sole Administrator of the local council, Hajiya Umma Abdullahi-Mahuta, told newsmen in Kaita.

She added 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

“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, Abdulkarim Kabir, 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.”

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