Over 100 communities submerged as River Niger overflows in Niger state

Over 100 communities submerged as River Niger overflows in Niger state

- As Nigeria continues to witness the rainy season, flood disasters are beginning to manifest in different parts of the countries

- Niger has been affected as more than 100 communities in the state have been submerged

- The situation was caused by the overflow of the River Niger

More than 100 communities in Niger state have been submerged following the overflow of the River Niger, Channels Television reports.

According to the report, farmlands and houses have also been destroyed, leaving residents of the affected communities homeless.

In reaction, the Niger state governor, Abubakar Bello, has visited the communities with other members of the state executive to find ways of relocating the residents from the area. Thankfully, there were no casualties as at the time of this report.

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Last week, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency informed citizens that all indices that preceded the 2012 flood disaster were manifesting.

According to the agency, 12 states will experience floods on the axis of River Niger and they include: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Edo, Kogi, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Taraba, Benue and Adamawa.

Meanwhile, 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.

Muhammed Suleiman, the executive secretary of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday, September 13, in Yola.

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Suleiman said that hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood, adding that the deaths recorded were particularly from Yola South, Guyuk, Lamurde and Song local government areas of the state.

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Source: Naija.ng

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