Over 500 corpses have been swept away from their graves in a cemetery by flood in Mariga city of Mariga Native Authorities Council, Niger State.
In response to a resident, Mohammed Aliyu, River Mariga overflowed its banks in direction of the graveyard which led to the washing away of the corpses from their graves.
He additionally acknowledged that villagers wakened within the early hours of Wednesday to find corpse floating on the river, including that among the our bodies are nonetheless lacking.
He acknowledged that the District Head had communicated with the state authorities and requested instant motion and so they responded swiftly.
“The federal government officers promptly responded and as of this afternoon (Tuesday), about 200 our bodies had been recovered. They’re nonetheless struggling to get entry to the world” he added.
When contacted, Director Common of the Niger State Emergency Administration Company, Ahmed Inga, confirmed the prevalence including that he couldn’t verify the variety of corpses washed away by the river.
“It’s true that River Mariga overflew its banks and washed away elements of the grave positioned across the space”.
“I visited there with the commissioner of works and it’s true that useless our bodies had been washed away however I cannot provide the variety of the our bodies as a result of the restoration continues to be ongoing,” Inga added.
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