17 people killed by floods in Bauchi, Niger and Sokoto

Seventeen people have been reportedly killed by flooding in several local government areas of Bauchi, Niger and Sokoto states.

The floods also left thousands of homes destroyed and farmlands washed away.

About twelve persons reportedly died after a downpour in Ganjuwa and Giade Local Government areas of Bauchi State.

The Deputy Director, Needs Assessment of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Musa Ladan, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Bauchi, said that the flood killed four persons in Galamakira and Galam Baba communities in Miya district area of Ganjuwa Local Government.

According to him, eight persons also lost their lives as a result of flood in Gulbuk community in Giade Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “The flood killed three children, who went out to bathe in the rain. Unfortunately for them on their way home, they stepped on a culvert, which caved in and the flood took them away.

“The people in the community were able to recover the body of one of the children, who died during the incident. The other two bodies were recovered the following day.”

He said that the fourth victim, who lost his life in the flood was a 65-year-old farmer, called Alhaji Danladi, whose house collapsed.

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