By: VICTOR DAZANG, Kaduna
About 38 persons died and over two hundred houses were destroyed as flood ravages in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The rain which started about 11 Pm on Sunday lasted till 1 am yesterday forcing river banks into overflow. Communities affected are; Kwata,Tukare,Sabuwar,Dan tudu, Tsohuwar Tukare and Anguwar Mai Kwari displacing many residents from their homes and shops.
A food vendor, Halima Zubairu Jibiya and her two children are among the 38 persons who lose their lives as the flood swept away her container shop which was around Sabuwar Mosque as they were trapped in it because they hid their.
Alhaji Rabe Rabi’u the District Head of Jibiya confirmed the development and described it as extremely devastating. He stated that though some dead bodies were found, many still remain untraceable. Over 260 cows,sheep’s and goats also died in the flood, he said.
The district head appealed to government to aid them assessing the situation as being beyond the community’s financial capability.