Flood Update: 10 Missing, 2 Bodies Recovered
Lagosians are still counting their losses after the great flood that wreaked havoc across the Mega City on Saturday.
The flood was not just in Lagos, other parts of Nigeria such as Ibadan, Abeokuta and Suleja in Niger State were also seriously affected.
While Lagos suffered no human casualty, about 10 persons have been confirmed missing in Suleja while two bodies have been recovered.
The Chairman of Suleja Local Government, Abdullahi Maje, who confirmed these figures also said100 houses were affected in the incident, adding that eight houses were washed away during a heavy downpour that lasted over 10 hours.
Some reports by witnesses had earlier said that eight members of a family were suspected to have died in the flood.
The head of the household may have survived but his two wives and six children were not lucky.
Many people struggled to bale water out of their houses.
However, the District Police Officer in-charge of Division ‘A’ Police station in Suleja, Mohammed Mohammed, could not confirm the number of those who died but said his men 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.