Torrential rain has led to a massive flood which caused the deaths of quite a number of people in Suleja, Niger State.
Seven members of a family of eight, which include two mothers and children, were reportedly killed in an incident on Sunday, July 9, 2017, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
In addition, various household belongings were destroyed due to the non-stop rain that has ravaged different parts of the country including Lagos.
A District Police Officer in Suleja’s Division “A” control, Mohammed Mohammed, was not able to give a specific number of casualties but he stated that his men were deployed to ensure the safety of people’s properties.
“The flood affected many people who built their houses along the river bank; many houses have been destroyed with unconfirmed number of deaths recorded.
“Police are providing security around the scene so that hoodlums will not cart away victims’ property especially those lying outside.”
NAN reported that Musliu Mohammed, 17, one of the victims who survived the flood was taken to the Suleja General Hospital, where he was placed on admission.
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