"Flooding in Nigeria Has Killed More Than 600 People, The Government Says"

"More than 600 people have died in the worst floods Nigeria has seen in more than a decade, according to the nation's humanitarian affairs department.

The Nigerian Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Sadiya Umar Farouq said that as of Sunday 603 people died, 2,407 people have been injured and 1.3 million people have been displaced.

Additionally, about 82,000 homes have been completely destroyed, 108,000 hectares of farmland have been damaged (raising concerns about Nigeria's food supply) along with 332,000 hectares of roads and infrastructure, Farouq said."

Ayana Archie reports for NPR October 17, 2022.

Source: NPR, 10/20/2022