According to Umar Mohammed, the Katsina State Emergency Management Agency’s (SEMA) Public Relations Officer, the torrential downpour witnessed on Monday in three Local Government Areas of the state affected almost 1,500 houses.

Mr Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Wednesday that approximately 800 residences in Faskari, 400 in Bindawa, and 300 in Sabuwa Local Government Areas were impacted (LGAs).

He explained that two people died in Bindawa LGA as a result of the severe rain, which lasted about five hours, and that the agency was already looking into how to help the victims.

NAN recalled that the heavy rain, which started at about 10 a.m on Monday and stopped at about 4 p.m., forced many motorists to abandon their vehicles.

Some of the residents of the Katsina metropolis who spoke with the NAN expressed worry over the flooding of some major streets due to the heavy downpour.

Many motorists driving along Kofar Kaura roundabout and some parts of the layout area of the metropolis were able to divert by using a single lane of the road to their various destinations.