Thursday, 8 June 2017
Flood kills village head, 5 others in Niger
A village head and five others have lost their lives to flood and rainstorm in Mashegu and Borgu local government areas of Niger State.
The village head, identified as Abdulkareem Jiya, died in Masama community in Borgu, while three women and two children lost their lives to flood in Ibi, Mashegu Local Government Area.
The village head whose house was said to have been affected by the rainstorm and flood, died while trying to rescue some of his family members that were trapped. The wall of his house was said to have collapsed, killing him instantly.
A rescue team of natives was said to have recovered his remains after the rain had subsided.
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