Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

Severe flash floods hit the Nigerian capital Abuja and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on September 12, 2021, claiming the lives of 4 people. The floods were caused by heavy rains, but the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director-General Abbas G. Idriss said…

Weeks of flooding leave 155 people dead in Nigeria

Weeks of flooding leave 155 people dead in Nigeria

At least 155 people have been killed and 25 000 displaced after heavy rains and floods started affecting Nigeria in September. Torrential rainfall, river, and flash floods since September have cumulatively impacted 192 594 people across 22 Nigerian states, IFRC…

At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 people lost their lives as flash flooding swept through the Suleja local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The rain began at around 03:00 UTC (04:00 LT) and lasted for four hours, according to Ahmed Inga, the…

300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

Nigeria's northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far. The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the…

More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the…

52 killed and 20 missing after ‘worst ever’ floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

52 killed and 20 missing after ‘worst ever’ floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country's south, heavy rains in the state…