- Hundreds of people have been displaced by flood in Adamawa following a heavy rainfall
- The flood also left 10 people dead
- The state’s emergency agency also said that the flood destroyed hectares of farmlands
Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) said flood had killed 10 persons and displaced scores of others, following the recent heavy rainfall recorded in the state.
Dr Muhammed Suleiman, the executive secretary of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday, September 13, in Yola, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Suleiman said that hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood. He said that the deaths recorded were particularly from Yola South, Guyuk, Lamurde and Song local government areas of the state.
“Flooding is becoming a serious challenge for us in Adamawa and the situation is indeed alarming.
“We lost 10 people and hundreds of people have been displaced. Domestic animals in large numbers were equally lost to the deadly flood.
“Also, hectares of farmlands especially in nine local government areas located at the bank of River Benue have been completely submerged,” Suleiman said.
He said the flood was also posing a serious challenge to farming activities in the state, adding that it could be a threat to food security in the state.
Suleiman said that more than half of the state population was currently under threat of impending flood and urged residents to be on the alert. T
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned that many parts of the country were likely to experience flooding due to a shift in rainfall pattern caused by climate change.
The director-general of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the weekend in Abuja.
Mashi said that distortions had occurred in the pattern of rainfall leading to variation in the amount of rain that was expected in the country.
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