Flooding, caused by days of heavy downpour, has destroyed no fewer than 250 houses in Karanka and Diginsa towns in Birniwa Local Government area of Jigawa.
The Information Officer in the area, Abdullahi Yakubu, told Newsmen in Birniwa on Thursday that the incident occurred on August 27.
He said that the Birniwa Local Government Council Chairman, Mohammad Jaji-Dole, had visited the affected towns for on the spot assessment of the damage.
Yakubu said Jaji-Dole had implored the counsellors representing the areas to forward to him the number of displaced persons for support.
The chairman called on the National Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials to them.
The information officer said that the village head of Karanka, Alhaji Abdu Bulama, had earlier called on the council to construct drains to prevent future flooding in the area.
According to him, Bulama blamed the flooding partly on lack of drains, saying the flooding could have been averted if drains were constructed.