Major roads and residential areas in Kano metropolis were flooded following a heavy downpour that started in the early hours of Monday and lasted for several hours.

Kano State Relief and Emergency Agency on Tuesday confirmed that at least 5,300 houses were destroyed by flood in six Local Government Areas of Kano State.

Executive Secretary of SREA, Aliyu Bashir, who confirmed the disaster in Kano said, the affected Local Government Areas include, Bebeji, Dawakin Kudu, Kiru Shanono, Bagwai and Garun Mallam.

In Dawakin Kudu, over 2,300 houses were affected while not less than 600 houses in each of the remaining five areas were also destroyed by the flood.

Bashir disclosed that officials of the agency had undertaken an assessment visit to all the affected areas, so as to determine the extent of damage caused by the flood.

He further revealed that the State Government will come to the aid of the victims as an interim measure, as soon as the Agency concludes and submits its report.

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