More deaths have been recorded in the Jibia, Katsina State flood. The figure is now 52, up from 44 earlier reported.

The Federal Government, yesterday, promised compensation for the victims.

Over 500 houses were destroyed and more than 1,000 people rendered homeless. The flood also ravaged Yobe State town Babangida where over 100 houses were destroyed but no life was lost.

In Benin City, the Edo state capital, a school boy was swept away by flood.

At the weekend, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was hit by flood leaving many cars swept away. No fewer than 12 people were declared dead

The Jibia flood came as an aftermath of a downpour between Sunday night and Monday in the border town between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

Vice President Osinbajo visited the area yesterday, accompanied by Governor Aminu Masari, Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mustapha Maihajia and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Chairman Dr. Aminu Waziri

Osinbajo said efforts will be made to ensure that adequate relief materials reach all of the victims, most of who are present camped at the Mohammed Rabiu Model Primary School.


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