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FG deploys relief materials to Jigawa flood victims 

Federal Government has directed the deployment of relief materials to victims of the flood that washed away farmlands and rendered many people homeless in Jigawa State .

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq who gave the directive, sympathized with the government and people of Jigawa state over the incident.

The Minister also directed an immediate assessment by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials and the deployment of immediate relief items to the affected communities to reduce the impact of the floods.

The most impacted areas include Sankara, Karnaya, Birnin Kudu and Gwaram communities in Ringim and Dutse local government areas.

At least 2,051 people were reportedly displaced in Karnaya while 2,000 homes were destroyed across the state.

Also, the Minister has sympathized with the government and people of Kano state after a three-storey building collapsed on Beirut Road along a popular GSM market in Kano metropolis.

The Minister commiserated with the victims and families of the deceased.

Eight persons were rescued and receiving treatment, one person was confirmed dead while six others with minor injuries have been treated and discharged.

Writing Hadiza Abdulrahman, Omotola Oguneye