Flood kills Village head, 5 others in Niger BY MAIRIGA Juliana, Minna

No fewer than six (6) persons were confirmed dead in a flood that raked havoc in Mashegu and Borgu local governments of Niger State destroyed over 600 houses.
According to report this occurred after a heavy down pour as the people of Ibbi town in Mashegu local government at night find the hall town in flood leaving them helpless that led to the death of five persons.
Also a village head of Awuru was killed in flood in Borgu local government of Niger State, the council chairman Alhaji Ahmed Baba Suleiman in an interview confirmed that houses, livestock and farmlands were destroyed by the flood.
It was further gathered that about 500 animals was washed away by the flood in Ibbi town with food items worth millions of naira was also washed away and numerous number of farm land affected.
Findings revealed that the affected persons now taking refuge in the school and neigbouring villages are finding it difficult to feed themselves and children.
When contacted, Chairman Mashegu local government, Alhaji Shuaibu Kaboji however appealed to the Niger State Emergency Management Agency NSEMA and other relevant agencies to as a matter of urgency come to the aide of the affected persons who are now displaced temporarily due to the flood.
Also contacted Director General, NSEMA, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga confirmed the incidence and assured that the agency would soon made available relief materials and tents so as to provide succor for the affected victims, noting that flood has also affected communities in Agaie local government of the state.


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