NO fewer than 40 villages have been sacked by flood in Adamawa State, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, stated yesterday.
He advised the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the downpour within the state for 3 consecutive days triggered the flood.
He stated the vast majority of the affected villages are on the financial institution of River Benue, with farmlands and homes critically affected.
He added that the villages are unfold throughout Fufore, Yola South, Demsa, Numan and Girei whereas the displaced villages in Demsa embrace Mbula Bilachi, Morro 1, Morro 2 and Mbumara.
Others are Tika 1, Tika 2, Kunteri, Kuli, Tassala, and Kulasala amongst others.
In Fufore, the affected villages embrace Riko, Faram-Faram, Gurore Ribadu, Tumbi’nde, Dulo Bate, and Dulo Fulani amongst others.
Sulaiman urged the federal businesses and United Nations Organisations which had pledged help to the victims of the August flooding to meet their promise.
He famous that at present the extent of water within the River Benue is excessive and lots of villages are minimize off from the remainder of the state.
He stated that there was chance of extra flooding, including that officers of the company had been despatched to some affected areas to evaluate the extent of harm.
On the speculations that the latest flood is linked to the discharge of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroun, the ADSEMA boss stated that he was unaware.
“There has been no official communication between Nigeria and the Cameroun Government that water is going to be released from Lagdo Dam. However, the recent high volume of water in the River Benue is unusual,” Sulaiman stated.
Mr Haley Gajere, a farmer from Bilachi Village in Demsa Local Government Area, advised NAN that the village was fully over-run by the flood.
He stated that the residents had been taking refuge in neighbouring villages, including that their rice and maize farmlands had been fully washed away.
“On Friday, we harvested one of our rice farms of about three hectares along the bank of River Benue with the intention of conveying it back home on Saturday.”