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70 Houses, multimillion properties ravaged by flood in Niger

File Photo of a recent flood in the area

Nearly 70 houses have been submerged by flood in Gallah, Agwara Local Government Area of Niger State.

Multimillion naira properties and farmland were also destroyed, according to Alhaji Jafaru Mohammedi, member representing Borgu-Agwara Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.

Mohammedi spoke when he visited the area on Thursday along the Council Chairman, Alhaji Nura Kokoli.

He said the people need the support of government and all public spirited individuals to shake off the effect of the flood.

“They need our help now and by the special grace of God we will do something,” he said.

He promised to present the report of the flood to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and on the floor of the House for possible assistance to the victims.

Mohammed, who described the incident as pathetic, pledged that the victims would get assistance soon.

He advised the victims to take the incident as an act of God and prayed Allah to replenish them soon.

The legislator and the council chairman also donated the sum of N1 million as joint efforts to assist the victims.

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