Three people have been confirmed dead as flood ravaged Niger State.

Over 500 people were also displaced in the flood that submerged over 20 houses after heavy rainfall in Bosso and Chanchaga Local Government Areas of Niger State

Ibrahim Inga, Director-General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, attributed the losses to residents building houses on waterways.  

He also said the government would provide temporary accommodation for victims of the flood.

Ibrahim Musa, Head of Shanu village, who lamented the rainfall, said the rain became a disaster and resulted in loss of farm produce and houses.

“We have lost our farm produce and houses. This is unfortunate to us,” Musa said.

Meanwhile, the state's acting Governor, Ahmed Ketso, has paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities.

He said that the government would provide relief materials comprising of food and non-food items to the affected communities.

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