The flood swept through 9 local government areas

The Kano State Rehabilitation and Emergency Relief Agency, on Tuesday, said 15 persons were killed in a flood that swept through nine local government areas in the state.

Shehu Maitama, the agency’s Director of Operations, said the flood destroyed houses and farmlands estimated at N120 million, adding that more than 2,000 families were rendered homeless by the flood.

Maitama said the most affected local government areas were Bagwai, Bebeji, Gabasawa, Garun Malam, Karaye, Nasarawa, and Sumaila, adding that farmlands were also washed away in Doguwa and Tudun Wada local government areas as well.

Maitama said they have requested for relief materials from the state government, following the assessment of the affected areas. He added that the National Emergency Management Agency had also been informed about the incident, while its verification team is being expected.

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