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Seven die, five missing as flood sacks Niger communities

At least seven persons were reported dead while five others were missing on Saturday after flooding ravaged some communities in Suleja, Niger State.

The affected communities included Angwagwari, PDP Quarters and Almadina Quarters, with many houses and vehicles submerged by rainwater.

Sunday PUNCH learnt that the downpour started around 5am and lasted for about an hour, leaving monumental losses in its trail.

A resident of Almadina Quarters, Surajudeen Bello, told our correspondent that 10 houses were affected in the neighbourhood and dozens of locals displaced.

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