The Katsina Emergency Management Agency revealed that the State recorded 37,970 disasters from January to September 2020.
The disasters include fire incidents, rainstorm, flooding, and banditry.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Babangida Nasamu, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the Management activities.
He stated that 333 cases of fire incidents and 10,217 cases of rainstorm/windstorm were reported to the agency during the period.
Nasamu further said the cases of banditry were recorded at Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa, and Dandume local government areas of the state.
The state recorded 24,170 cases of banditry.
The SEMA boss also maintained that the rainstorm/windstorm rendered thousands of victims’ homeless, adding that 3,250 cases of flood disasters were recorded.
He said, “The government spent N9.6m on the maintenance of those at the Internally Displaced Persons camps. We provide them with clean water, food, sanitary items, health care, among others.”