12 states along the Rivers Niger and Benue have been declared by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as the worst affected by flood disasters this year, while other states are being monitored.
The disclosure was made by the director general of the agency, Engr Mustapha Maihaja, when his agency hosted the monthly meeting of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the states affected are:
Maihaja also disclosed that casualties have been recorded in several Nigerian states, as a result of the heavy rains which caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) declared a ‘national disaster’ in Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Niger, following high levels of flooding in the states.
Mustapha Maihaja, NEMA director-general, made the declaration during an assessment visit to River Niger on Monday, September 17, in Lokoja.
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