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Floods kill over 47 in Niger State

Channels Television  
Updated September 21, 2012

Over 47 persons and farm products worth billions of naira has been lost in Niger State this year as a result of floods in the state.

The Director General of Niger State Emergency Agency (NSEMA), Muhammed Shaba, in an exclusive interview with Channels Television in Minna, disclosed that over 1, 000 families had been displaced by the flood which affected over 500 communities across the state.

He added that the state government has set up relief camps in five local governments of Mokwa, Lavun, Munya, Edati, and Wushishi to cater for the immediate needs of the over 5, 000 thousands displaced persons

Mr Shaba, while calling on the federal government to come to the aid of the displaced people who have lost their livelihood to incessant flooding across the state, however said that the state government has put in measures to avert a re-occurrence of the sad development.