Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Flood sweeps away 130 communities in Niger – Gov Bello

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has disclosed that the number of communities affected by flood this year in the state has increased from 100 to 130.

The governor, who previously said 19 of the 25 local government areas were affected by the flooding, has added that the number has increased to 22.

Mr Bello made this known while briefing the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was on an on-the-spot assessment of flood affected areas and the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp at Zungeru on Wednesday.

The governor said: “There has been an ongoing effort for the resettlement of the flood victims,” adding that the IDPs in the camp were from Gungu, Aboki, Rafin Gora in Wushishi, Rafi and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state.

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He assured the people of “immediate government intervention so as to enable them go about their normal activities” and also commended the federal government for the prompt action taken to provide succour for the victims.

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