Flood in Nigeria

Flood hits Niger state, destroys several houses, properties

NEWS DIGEST – Several houses and properties have been destroyed following an overnight downpour in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State. Channels TV Reports

About 1,000 people were also said to be displaced when the incident occurred in Doba village.

According to an eyewitness, the residents started witnessing flood in the early hours of Monday.

The flood is said to have been caused by an overflow from the River Gurara.

Although no life was lost, farmlands were however reported to have been affected by the flood.

The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Abubakar Inga, said that the agency is still gathering information concerning the incident.

NEMA had made repeated warnings to residents of the northeast that there will be heavy rainfall during this season which may cause flooding as predicted by the Nigerian Metrological Agency.