Flooding caused by heavy rainfall has killed three people and destroyed over 20 houses in Gombe State.
A flash flood caused by heavy rainfall has claimed the life of the Imam of Al-Burhan Masjid in Gombe, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the incident occurred shortly he led Taraweeh prayer at the mosque on Monday.
Malam Bello died while trying to save his sister-in-law’s car from being submerged in the flood. His corpse was found underneath a bridge at Kumbiya-Kumbiya area, after three hours of searching.
The downpour, which lasted for over two hours, also claimed the lives of two other people, injured many and destroyed over 20 houses.
Some of the areas affected include Jekadafari, Nasarawo, Tudun wada, all in the state capital, Gombe.
The Executive Sectary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Danlami Rukuije, said the dead include a prominent Islamic scholar and second Imam of Al-Burhan Masjid in the state capital, Muhammad Bello.
Mr Rukuije said the late Monday evening downpour wreaked havoc for three hours.
He said apart from residential buildings, households items and properties, several livestock were also killed by the flood.
Garba said the agency was still assessing the level of damages to ascertain the number of death, households items affected and properties destroyed by the flood.