Kebbi Government on Tuesday confirmed the death of a soldier and nine others in two separate flood disasters across the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, Abubakar Dakingari, issued in Birnin Kebbi, said the flood occurred in two local government areas on Thursday.
He listed the communities affected as Kanya village in Danko Wasagu Local Government and Mahuta in Fakai Local Government.
“A soldier and nine other people were killed by heavy flood as a result of incessant rainfall in the state; the soldier was said to have died while trying to rescue a woman from the flood,” he said.
Dakingari said although the body of the woman was recovered, that of the soldier had been washed away, but effort was on to recover the corpse.