About 18 persons lost their lives due to flooding in various parts of Niger State.
This was revealed by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA.
A total of 49,953 persons have been displaced and 5,106 farmlands as well as residential houses either washed away or submerged by flood.
The revelation was made by Ibrahim Inga, the Director General, NSEMA, in Minna. Inga said in 2021, about 32 people died and thousands were displaced due to flood disasters in the state.
He said so far a total of 21 local governments, out of 25 were affected by the Flood.
Those badly affected include Mokwa, Gbako, Lavun, Shiroro, Lapai, Munya and Wushishi of which, 86 communities have been severely displaced with many internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and camps being erected.
The DG said, “we have received help from the federal government and an assessment team from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has visited the state for an assessment”.
Inga added that his agency has commenced the distribution of relief materials brought by both state and federal government to affected persons in the various LGs in the