Nigeria: Floods Leave Scores Homeless in Jos

At least 35 people have been confirmed dead and more than 200 homes destroyed after the heavy rainfall on Sunday in three communities of Jos.

VIDEO: Nigeria floods: Hundreds Displaced by Deluge

At least 35 people have been killed in flooding in central Nigeria's Plateau state. Heavy rain has washed away many homes in the area. Rescue ... see more »

Rubble of some of the houses after the flood.

  • Nigeria:  Jos Flood - How Three Families Lost 17 Children

    Leadership, 24 July 2012

    A late night flood ravaged parts of Jos, Plateau State, on Sunday claiming the lives of 35 people, mostly sleeping children, and rendering hundreds homeless. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Family Loses Seven in Jos Flood

    Daily Trust, 24 July 2012

    At least 35 people have been confirmed dead and 50 others declared missing yesterday after flood destroyed hundreds of homes late on Sunday in three communities of Jos. read more »

  • Nigeria:  I Am Still Searching for My Wife, Two Children, Jos Flood Victim Cries

    Vanguard, 23 July 2012

    Mr Adam Ahmad, a victim of Sunday night flood that swept some houses in Gangare, Jos, on Monday said that he was still searching for his wife and two children. read more »

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  • Nigeria:  Sixteen Die As River Overflows Banks

    Daily Trust, 23 July 2012

    Sixteen persons were confirmed dead in Gangare and other communities in the Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau when River Rikkos over flew its banks after a heavy downpour ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Flood - 600 Families Receive Relief Materials in Cross River

    Leadership, 22 July 2012

    About 600 families affected by flood and windstorm in Abi in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State have been given relief materials worth millions of naira. The materials ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Emir Raises Alarm Over Wind Storm, Flood

    Daily Trust, 23 July 2012

    The emir of Maradun in Zamfara State, Alhaji Garba Mohammed Tambari, at the weekend raised alarm over what he described as recurring wind storm and flood in his domain, saying the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mararrabar Jos - A Road User's Nightmare (analysis)

    Leadership, 22 July 2012

    For sometimes now, motorists plying the Mararrabar Jos Expressway have been under nightmares, occasioned by the indiscriminate parking of heavy-duty trucks and petroleum tankers ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ibadan Flood - 11-Day-Old Husband, Four Others' Journey of No Return to Night Club (analysis)

    Vanguard, 22 July 2012

    With the torrential rainfall that started penultimate Saturday evening and did not stop until Sunday, residents of Ibadan needed no prophet to tell them that God was probably ... read more »

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