Flood takes over 40 Villages In Adamawa state following a heavy rain which caused a very large flood leading to the situation.
No fewer than 40 villages have been taken over by a flood in Adamawa State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), confirmed this on Saturday in Yola, the state capital.
Sulaiman said the development followed heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state.
According to him, majority of the affected villages were on the bank of River Benue, with farmlands and houses seriously affected.
“In August this year, we lost 15 persons, hundreds of people were internally displaced, and thousands of farmlands and domestic animals were lost to the flood.
“Now within the last three days, over 40 villages in five local government areas of Adamawa were over-run by water following heavy torrential rainfall.
The situation arose as a result of very heavy downpour of rain in the state
The villages have now been evacuated as the flood filled up the houses as well as the streets
Efforts are being made to curb the situation in Adamawa state
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