Jigawa State Government has confirmed the death of fifty persons with many displaced as flood ravages parts of the state.
Speaking to journalists in Dutse, on Saturday, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sani Yusuf, said the flood destroyed thousands of homes in the state.
Yususf stated that the situation forced Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places, which include government buildings.
It was gathered that the state government accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps.
Some of the victims are from Balangu village where no fewer than 237 houses were destroyed with four people dead.
As part of the Federal Government’s intervention efforts, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar, visited the North-Western state to distribute relief materials.
She was in the state alongside the Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib, to provide succour to the victims.