An early morning flood on Tuesday destroyed over 200 houses at Pompomari and Nayi-nawa wards in Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital.
The ward head of Pompomari, Bulama Musa, said properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.
“I cannot speak for Nayi-nawa area, but the destruction is more serous there. In Pompomari alone, we lost close 100 houses,” he said.
Bulama said they would formally write to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for intervention as hapless residents struggle to relocate, Daily Trust writes.
“Some of the women and children are squatting with neighbours, relatives and other sympathizers,” he said.
Many rural dwellers in the north-east and north-west states have been victims of floods since the rains began to pound this year.
The National Meteorological Centre had warned of floods and asked residents of certain lowland communities to evacuate.