Deadly floods leave at least 13 dead, hundreds homeless in Nigeria

At least a dozen people have been reportedly killed in a flood disaster that struck Suleja, Niger State, ravaging local communities. Residents in parts of Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, have also been affected by floods.

The death toll in Sujela has risen to 13, with eight bodies recovered, according to PM News Nigeria, following a weekend of heavy flooding.

Eight members of the one family were suspected to have been killed in the disaster, reported Premium Times.

Director General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, added that 90 houses were destroyed, and at least 500 people were displaced.

The Lekki and Victoria Island suburbs in Lagos have also been flooded following torrential downpours. Poor drainage systems and inadequate urban planning in the city have been blamed for the extensive flooding.

Videos and photos of dramatic flood scenes have been shared across social media.

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