According to source, it was said that eight members of household were suspected to have died in the flood which affected Suleja and Tafa loal government areas of Niger.
The head of the household was said to have survived but his two wives and six children were not lucky.
Many families were affected by the flood. ,Many had even struggled to bale the water out of their houses. Mr Mohammed the district police officer in charge of division A police station in Suleja, could not confirm the casualty figure but said his men had gone to the flood scene.
“The flood affected many people who built their houses along the river bank; many houses have been destroyed with unconfirmed number of deaths recorded.See more photos below:
“Police are providing security around the scene so that hoodlums will not cart away victims’ property especially those lying outside,” he said. He promised to furnish more details on the incident. The National Emergency Management Agency was not also able to give details.