The Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area, Abdullahi Maje, explained that a heavy rain started around 12 midnight and went on for hours, leaving more than 100 houses flooded in Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
“There are about 10 missing persons within Suleja. Three bodies have been found, we are still searching for the remaining persons dead or alive. We have made a call to the Federal Government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); they responded quickly and came to Suleja,” Mr Maje said.
The worst affected areas included Kaduna Road through Bakin-Iku, Checheniya, Yaro College area, Kantoma area, Kuspa, Anguwan Gwari and Anguwan Juma.
Narrating their plights to Channels TV crew who visited the scene, residents said some who had attempted to leave their submerged homes for safety were swept away by the flood.They added that cars and vehicles parked along the roads were also moved from their original positions due to the heavy downpour.
A resident said: “I know of nine persons who were carried away by the flood and likely dead in (my) community alone”.
A Search and Rescue Officer of NEMA, Egrigba Micheal, told Channels Television that the agency was able to rescue a victim who has been rushed to the Suleja General Hospital. The rain caused lots of devastations. Many of the houses were submerged while some were completely rooted out. Many properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.
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Source : Michael via channelsnews