Flooding in Nigeria

The flood in Sokoto, Nigeria, killed 36 people and flooded 302,500 hectares of agricultural land.

Thirty-six people have died and 470 have fled their homes following flooding due to heavy rains in various parts of Sokoto state from January to the present.

Mustafa Umar, director of the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), announced this at a disaster management meeting on Thursday in Sokoto.

The meeting was organized by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Mr. Umar said about 302,500 hectares of agricultural land were flooded and about 120 animals died due to flooding across the state.

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