On Sunday, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) said that 92 people have died as a result of the floods that have devastated Jigawa State over the previous two weeks, along with thousands of displaced people and ruined houses.
The state has been hardest damaged by the floods that have devastated other regions of the nation, the agency claims.
“29 additional individuals have lost their lives to flood-related incidents in Jigawa as waters continue to engulf villages in various parts of the state between Friday and Saturday,” according to State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Lawal Shiisu, who also confirmed the data.
92 people have died as a result of these conditions.
According to the police spokesman in a statement, the deaths occurred mostly as a result of drowning, canoe mishaps, thunderstorms, and building collapses.
“Floods have continued to wreak havoc in Jigawa as more communities and farmlands are submerged in many parts of the state.
“At least 83 people, including children and women, have lost their lives to flood-related incidents in the state since the beginning of August to date.
“The floods also took a toll on infrastructure in the state as some roads were cut off as a result of erosion, forcing locals to seek alternative routes to their destinations,” Shiisu said.
This situation has now left hundreds of residents displaced, with many taking temporary shelter in public buildings.