- Over 100 villages have been displaced by a recent flood incident in Adamawa state, the state's emergency agency has said
- The state's emergency agency described the incident as the worst experienced in the state so far
- ADSEMA also called for the assistance of the federal government and other humanitarian agencies in addressing the effects of the incident
The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) on Monday, October 28, confirmed the displacement of over 100 villages in Adamawa state by a flood.
Speaking on the flood incident, the executive secretary of ADSEMA, Muhammad Sulaiman, said the villages needed the federal government and other humanitarian agencies to assist in addressing the effects of the incident.
Sulaiman describing the flood incident as the worst ever experienced in the state said in Demsa local government area alone about 36 villages were completely overrun by the flood.
He also said that thousands of farmlands and property have been completely destroyed.
He also said ADSEMA had with the help of the Police marine deployed some officers to rescue trapped residents of the affected communities.
According to Sulaiman ADSEMA has established six internally displaced persons camps to accommodate the affected residents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported a similar flood incident in the state had rendered many people homeless and property loss.
Assessing the damages caused by the flood, the state's emergency agency said affected property included houses, farmlands and domestic animal, among others.
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