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Flood Destroys 2,667 houses, farmland in Niger

By News desk

Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has disclosed that no fewer than 2,667 houses and farmland were destroyed by flood in 17 local government areas of the state.

The agency said roads and bridges were also completely washed away by flooding in those areas, adding  that poultry, culverts, primary schools, clinics, fish ponds, and health facilities were affected.

The Director-General of NSEMA, Ahmed Inga, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Minna on Thursday, explaining that the agency was still receiving more reports on the flood incidents.

Anga, who stated incidents occurred between August and September, listed the affected areas as Rafi, Gurara, Paikoro, Suleja, Agaie, Katcha, Kontagora, Gbako, and Shiroro. Other affected areas include Bosso, Chanchaga, Mashegu, Edati, Lavun, Lapai and Mokwa.

He added that the report on the incident had been submitted to the governor to provide palliative support to the affected persons.

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