Yobe government on Tuesday said no fewer than 3,000 houses in 10 out of the 17 local government areas in the state were affected by floods.
Dr Mohammed Goje, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said this on Tuesday in Kalalawa, while distributing relief materials to victims of floods.
Goje said the flood destroyed many houses and farmlands with most of the victims taking shelter with their relations in the communities.
He said government had provided food items, roofing materials, beddings and items of clothing among others to cushion the effect of hardship suffered by the victims.
“We have profiled the victims and provided them with relief materials in all the affected areas.
“Here in Kalalawa, there are 90 victims and every beneficiary received one bag of rice, two bundles of roofing sheets, 30 pieces of roofing woods, nails, mats, blankets and cooking oil,” he said.
Kulu Ali, a housewife whose house was also washed away by the floods, commended the state government for the intervention and the community for accommodating the victims.