By Danladi al-Hassan
The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), has disclosed that no fewer than 2,667 houses, farmlands, roads and bridges have been destroyed by flooding in 17 local government areas in Niger State.
Alhaji Ahmed Inga, the Director-General of NSEMA, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Thursday, said that most of the buildings, roads and bridges were completely washed away by flooding across the state.
Inga said that poultries, culverts, primary schools, clinics, fish ponds and health facilities were also affected.
He said that the incidents occurred between August and September, adding that the agency was still receiving more reports on the flood incidents.
He said some of the affected local government areas were Rafi, Gurara, Paikoro, Suleja, Agaie, Katcha, Kontagora, Gbako and Shiroro.
Other affected areas include Bosso, Chanchaga, Mashegu, Edati, Lavun, Borgu, Lapai and Mokwa.
Inga said that report on the incident had been submitted to the governor so as to provide palliative support to the affected persons.