THE executive secretary of Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (JSEMA), Alhaji Yusif Sani, has said that 18 people lost their lives while about 6,637 houses, were destroyed by flood in the 19 local government areas of the state.
The executive secretary said this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday, in Dutse, the state capital, adding that the incidents occurred recently.
Sani said that the people lost their lives in Gwaram, Dutse, Jahun, Gumel, Guri, Ringim as well as Kazaure Local Government areas of the state.
The executive secretary said that the flood destroyed houses in Dutse, Jahun; Hadejia, Babura; Ringim; Gumel; Malammadori and in Birninkudu Gocal government areas.
According to him, the disaster also destroyed houses in Taur, Kazaure; Maigatari; Gagarawa; Buji; Kirikasamma; Garki; Kiyawa; Kafinhausa; Gwaram and Suletankarkar Local Government areas.
He said the state government had already intervened by providing financial assistance for the victims in phases.