Thousand of fish farms were said to have been washed away during the downpour that lasted 12 hours in the night.
The state Director-General Niger State Emergency Management Agency NISEMA Alh Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, who described the incident as pathetic and devastating, personally visited the area to see for himself, the damage.
He assured the farmers that a team of experts from the agency, would soon be released to investigate the extent of damage caused by the flood.
He insisted that the aim of sending the team is to enable the state government come up with modernities on how to assist victims to reduce their hardship.
He said even with the issue of insufficient fund due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government cannot fold its arm and allow it’s people to suffer without coming to their aid, especially during this trying moment.
A fish farmer, who looked devastated, told reporters that the incident was the first of it's kind I the area.
The fish farmer, who name was identified as Malam Mohammad Tukur, appealed to the State government to assist them to reduce their hardship, saying, “we lost about two thousand fish farms that were washed away by a heavy downpour which lasted twelve hours in Lapai Gwari."
Malam Abdullahi Saidu, who is one of the fish farmers, explained that some of the fish farms have between N10m to N20m worth of investment, and that before the incident, customers come to the area to buy fish from all over the country.
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