More deaths have been recorded in the Jibia, Katsina State flood. The figure is now 52, up from 44 earlier reported.
Over 500 houses were destroyed and more than 1,000 people rendered homeless.
The flood also ravaged Yobe State town Babangida where over 100 houses were destroyed but no life was lost.
The Jibia flood came as an aftermath of a downpour between Sunday night and Monday in the border town between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
Vice President Osinbajo visited the area yesterday, accompanied by Governor Aminu Masari, Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mustapha Maihajia and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)Chairman Dr. Aminu Waziri
Osinbajo said: ’’efforts will be made to ensure that adequate relief materials reach all of the victims, most of who are present camped at the Mohammed Rabiu Model Primary School.
“The President has asked me to assure you that everything will be done to ensure that everybody is taken care of, and that we will make sure this sort of thing does not repeat itself again’’.
“As Nigerians, we all deserve to live our lives happily, we deserve to be treated well, and the president has assured everybody that working with the state government, we will do all that is necessary.
“Where compensation is necessary, we will compensate, where rebuilding is necessary, we will do so,” he added.
The Federal Government last night promised compensation for the victims.