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Flood destroys 2,667 houses, farmlands, others in Niger



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No fewer than 2,667 houses have been destroyed by flood in Niger State.

This was confirmed by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Thursday.

The agency also said farmlands, roads, and bridges were also destroyed in the sad occurrence that ravaged 17 local government areas in Niger State

The Director-General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Inga, disclosed this in Minna on Thursday.

According to him, most of the buildings, roads, and bridges were completely washed away by flooding across the affected communities.

Inga said poultries, culverts, primary schools, clinics, fish ponds, and health facilities were also affected.

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He said the incidents occurred between August and September, adding that the agency was still receiving more reports on the flood incidents.

The NSEMA chief said some of the affected local government areas were Rafi, Gurara, Paikoro, Suleja, Agaie, Katcha, Kontagora, Gbako and Shiroro. Others affected areas were Bosso, Chanchaga, Mashegu, Edati, Lavun, Lapai and Mokwa.

Inga, however, said, palliative supports are expected from the state government to the affected people any moment soon, adding that reports of the sad cases had been conveyed to the governor’s office.


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