Farmlands, houses submerged as 40 villages gets flooded in Adamawa

No fewer than 40 villages have been flooded in Adamawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed this to NAN on Saturday in Yola.

Sulaiman said the development followed a downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state.

He said the 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 flood following torrential rainfall.

“The affected local government areas include Fufore, Yola South, Demsa, Numan and Girei,” the ADSEMA boss said.

He urged the federal agencies and the United Nations Organisations who promised assistance to the victims of the August flooding to redeem their pledge.

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