The Nzam community in the Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State has been thrown into mourning after six members of a family drowned in floodwater.
It was gathered that the victims—five children and their mother—were about to leave their home for a safer location when the floodwater rushed into their home and drowned them all.
A video shared online shows youths in the community bringing out their bodies and lining them up in an upland area of the town.
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This comes after a popular Islamic cleric in Kwara State, Sheikh Abdulganiyu Nuraini, popularly called Alfa Gani Aboto, and two of his aides, died after the vehicle they were travelling in was washed away in flood waters in the state.
Alfa Gani Aboto, his aides, Alfa Azeez Omoekun and Alfa Nurudeen, were coming from da’awah activity in Minna, Niger State, when the flood swept away his Toyota Yaris car while trying to cross a bridge near Harmony Estate/Kukende at the Akerebiata area of Ilorin.
The bodies of the victims were recovered by the state fire service from a river opposite Olusola Saraki Abattoir along Sobi Army Barracks road, Ilorin inside the car on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
The late sheik was a student of late Sheikh Kamaldeen Al-Adabiy, the first Mufti of Ilorin and founder of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria. He was also a hafeedh and leading trainer of Quran memorisers in the state.