Kano State Relief and Emergency Agency on Tuesday August 9th, confirmed that at least 5,300 houses were destroyed by flood in six Local Government Areas of Kano State.
SREA, Aliyu Bashir, the Executive Secretary who confirmed the disaster in Kano said, the affected Local Government Areas includes, Bebeji, Dawakin Kudu, Kiru Shanono, Bagwai and Garun Mallam.
In Dawakin Kudu, over 2,300 houses were affected while not less than 600 houses in each of the remaining five areas were also destroyed by the flood.
Bashir disclosed that officials of the agency had undertaken an assessment visit to all the affected areas, so as to determine the extent of damage caused by the flood.
In addition, he revealed that the State Government will come to their aid of the victims as an interim measure, as soon as the Agency concludes and submits its report.
At the moment, the cause of this destruction caused by Monday’s downpour, which started at about 6pm and lasted to the early hours of Tuesday morning, has not been ascertained.