Flood kills 24, displaces 130,200 in Adamawa, Plateau

The Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Sulieman Muhammad, says flood caused by heavy rainfall alongside the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon have claimed the lives of 25 persons in the state.

Muhammad, who said the flood which rendered highways impassable to motorists and commuters, affected many communities in the state, displacing over 130,000 persons from their homes.

 Speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday, Muhammad said the state was facing threat of food insecurity because of the loss of farm produce as flood waters ravaged 18 local government areas in the state.

 He said, “The report reaching me on the devastation wrought by flood waters as a result of recent flooding in the state, further worsened as result of the release of excess water from Lagdo Hydro Power Dam by authorities in the Republic of Cameroonian, so far is 25 deaths.

 “Then, we have 58 persons that have sustained, different…

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