No fewer than 36 people have died while 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date.
The Director Relief and Orientation of the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Umar, disclosed this at a meeting on disaster management yesterday in Sokoto.
The meeting was organized by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Umar said about 302 thousand 500 hectares of farmlands were submerged and about 120 animals were killed due to flooding experienced across the state.
He said 19 out of 23 local government areas in Sokoto state were affected by the devastating flooding since the start of the rains this year.