Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, said floods killed 18 persons and destroyed 6,637 houses in about 19 local government areas in the state during the current raining season.
Its Executive Secretary, Yusuf Sani, told journalists in Dutse yesterday that the persons died in Gwaram, Dutse, Jahun, Gumel and Ringim Local Government areas of the state.
Sani said the flood destroyed 141 houses in Dutse, 419 in Jahun, 525 in Hadejia, 417 in Babura, 525 in Ringim, 822 in Gumel, 529 in Malammadori and 126 in Birninkudu.
According to him, the disaster also claimed 68 houses in Taura, 120 in Kazaure, 691 in Maigatari, 336 in Gagarawa, 67 in Buji, 96 in Kirikasamma, 101 in Garki, 856 in Kiyawa, 87 in Kafinhausa, 57 in Gwaram and 54 in Suletankarkar.
Sani added that some of the deaths were as a result of building collapse, adding that three persons also sustained injuries, when some of the buildings crashed.