23 killed, 5 missing in Gombe flood

11 people killed, others injured in massive flooding in Niger State

23 killed have died in floods that ravaged Gombe state between June and July this year.

Five others, according to the director of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Mohammed Garba, are also missing.

Garba said that 21 houses were destroyed in the flood.

The flood, according to him also washed away 119 farmland at Jauro Baba, Jauro Mai, and Jauro Sani in the Kaltungo local government area of the state.

He said unquantifiable food items, household wares and domestic animals were also affected across four communities during the flooding.

Mr. Garba also stated that other property affected included 450 bags of grains washed away in Dadin kowa Village and 11 bags of fertiliser in Kaltungo Local Government Area.

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