More than 500 houses were destroyed and thousands of people are homeless, he said to journalists after visiting the affected areas in the region of Jibia, where a swollen River caused flooding.

The sinisters were accommodated in a primary school.

Mr. Masari said he alerted the federal Government, noting that the authorities had sent 13 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for the victims.

The president, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness and concern for such unprecedented damage caused by flooding in Katsina State and other parts of the country.

The president (photo) indicated in a statement that he ordered the national management agency of emergencies  (NEMA) to provide assistance to the victims.

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