Tragedy struck in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State as up to twelve people lost their lives in a flood that ravaged 2 communities after a heavy downpour that started in the early hours of Saturday.
The two affected communities are Rafinsenyi and Polosa communities.
According to residents, the downpour started at 3:00 a.m. on and trapped several people inside their homes.
A resident, Okechukwu Sunday said because it was dark, they had to wait until the morning before scurrying out for safety, but by then it was too late for many.
LEADERSHIP learnt that some families are still looking for their children as at when filling this repot
Confirming the report, the director of social at the Suleja LGA, Haruna Garba said 11 persons have been confirmed missing, while several houses have been destroyed
The Director General of the Niger state Emergence Management Agency NSEMA Ibrahim Ahmed Inga told LEADERSHIP Sunday that six dead bodies were already recovered .
He said five other persons are still missing in a flood and search and rescue operation is still on.
According to him , ” immediately it was reported that , people were missing after the early morning downpour induced flood , the state emergency swung into action for rescue search operation as usual and six dead bodies were so far recovered” .
He confirmed that the areas the fatality of the flood was recorded were Angwuan Gwari and PDP quarters , saying “we are still on rescue search operations and recieving reports “
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