10 missing, two confirmed dead in flood near Abuja

Suleja flood
Suleja flood

Two people died and at least 10 are missing after floods swept across parts of Suleja, near Abuja weekend, the chairman of Suleja Local Government, Abdullahi Maje, said.

Mr. Maje said two bodies were recovered from the affected area on Sunday.

He said 100 houses were affected, while eight houses were completely washed away after 10 hours of heavy rainfall.

Witnesses had said that eight members of a family were suspected to have died in the flood which affected Suleja and Tafa local Government areas, both of Niger State.

The head of the household was said to have survived but his two wives and six children were not lucky.

The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many families were affected with household effects floating in the water.

Mohammed 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 visited the flood scenes.

“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,” he said.

He promised to furnish more details on the incident.

The National Emergency Management Agency was not also able to give details.

Abdulkareem Samanja, the Village Head of Hayin Nasarawa-Iku in the nearby Tafa Local Government Area, decried the loss of property.

He said he was still awaiting report from ward heads on the incident.

At Suleja General Hospital, Musliu Mohammed, a 17 year-old-boy, recovered from the flood and brought into the hospital by sympathisers, was placed on admission (NAN)


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  • Fantastico

    LOOK PREMIUM TIMES, LOOK HERE!
    You people think you have sense, not so? When APC is defeated in Oshun state you will quickly
    change the topic to flood in Abuja. Is flood in Abuja more important than the disgrace of APC in
    Nigeria today? Do you know how many people are dying now because of this useless APC party?

    I am not talking of the genocide Buhari APC did to Shiite Muslims in Kaduna, killing over 300 there.
    What I am talking about here is APC economic death on the people of Nigeria today – real hunger!
    Do you know that 28 million youths are now roaming across the country without job, hope or money?
    Do you know that 28 million is the total population of the whole of Ghana, a neighbouring country?

    • Edmondo333

      @Fantastico, There’s hardly anyone inside the APC party
      with above average reasoning ability who’s known to the general public;
      not one – APC is just a coalition of illiterates and ignoramuses without any
      gumption. For one year of the worst economic recession Nigeria’s ever witnessed,
      the APC party has no anti-recession plan or policy – none! The result is the 28 million
      unemployed Nigerian youths today – a figure equal to all of the living human beings in
      neighbouring Ghana.

      • Factora & Figura

        COST OF LIVING IN NIGERIA TODAY UNDER BUHARI

        • Minimum wage in Nigeria………………………………………….₦18,000 per month.
        • A bottle of Coca Cola soft drink…………………………………₦80.00k per bottle.
        • Smallest can of Baygon insecticide………………………..₦1,200 per tin.
        • A tin of TITUS sardines……………………………………………₦270.00 per tin.
        • Rent of three bedroom apartment…………………………₦450,000 per annum.
        • A packet of St.Louis Sugar………………………………………₦550.00 per packet.
        • A 25kg bag of garri as staple food………………………..₦14,000 per bag.
        • Petrol for six hours of private electricity…………………..₦60,000 a month.
        • Cost of preparing soup for family of six…………………..₦6,000 every two days.
        • Ceeway drinking water ………………………………………₦550 per gallon.
        • School fees for a child in private school………………….₦2 million per session.
        • Cost of two (2) newspapers a day for information……….₦15,000 per month.
        • One packet of Solpadeine headache tablets……………..₦5,400 per packet.
        • Cost of filling up a salon car with petrol……………………..₦10,700 to fill up a car.
        • Private sector graduate starting salary………………………₦80,000 per month.

      • ????????questo

        @disqus_rQTB1xzl0A:disqus ,

        DO NIGERIANS NEED TO ENDURE THIS
        BUHARI DESTRUCTION FOR TWO MORE YEARS? INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WILL NOT ROLL OVER
        TILL 2019 BEFORE THEY REPEAL AND RELACE MUHAMADU BUHARI AS THE MOST USELESS
        PRESIDENT NIGERIA HAS EVER HAD.

    • Imma Eboroh

      @disqus_rQTB1xzl0A:disqus,

      Let’s be frank. There’s nothing close to city planning by these assorted politicians
      or their illiterate military predecessors. Take Ikoyi in Lagos as example. It doesn’t
      flood there because it was a city planned by the British with attention to details.
      Compare Ikoyi with Lekki which was planned by useless Nigerian politicians!
      Lekki is environmental risk with flood waters washing away entire families.
      Whole houses are often half submerged in Lekki for lack of planning.
      Knowledge is power – not slogans or waving brooms like lunatics.

  • Apostel

    This flood is a result of environmental pollution. If everyone throws their garbage into the rainwater trenches, by sure, after the next big rain comes the flood. This has to do with Nigerian stupidity and its joy in environmental pollution and is not an act of God. Or is God your garbage man?