UN chief saddened by death toll in Nigeria floods


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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) – United
Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he was “deeply
saddened” by reports that 200 people have died in floods in Nigeria.

“The secretary-general extends his
condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,”
said a statement issue

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) – United
Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he was “deeply
saddened” by reports that 200 people have died in floods in Nigeria.

“The secretary-general extends his
condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,”
said a statement issued by the secretary-general’s spokesman.

“The United Nations expresses its
solidarity with Nigeria during this difficult time and stands ready to support
as required,” said the statement.

In addition to the rising death toll, 1,300
people have been reportedly injured and nearly 2 million affected by the recent
flooding in areas along the Niger and Benue rivers in Nigeria.

More than half a million have been displaced
and over 350,000 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. 

GNA


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