Dutse - The Jigawa Emergency Management Agency has commenced distribution of relief materials to flood victims in the state.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim, disclosed this on Tuesday in Dutse in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that the agency had released 100 bags of rice and 50 bags of millet to the victims.
He said that 50 bags of maize, macaroni and spaghetti, among others materials, were also provided.
Ibrahim said that the state Ministry of Health had deployed some medical personnel to offer health-care services to the affected persons.
“We have distributed relief materials to flood victims in Babura, Gumel, Gagarawa, Hadejia and Malam-madori local government areas,” he said.
The secretary said that officials of the agency were still in the field to estimate the value of properties destroyed by the flood before more assistance would be rendered to the victims.
He said that the flood ravaged 12 local government areas of the state while five people were injured.
Ibrahim said that officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Nigerian Red Cross Society were currently in the state to assess the extent of damage.