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Flood Kills 6-year-old Boy, Submerge 116 Communities In Adamawa

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NAN – The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA), on Friday confirmed that a six-year-old boy was killed, while 116 communities had been completely submerged by flood wrecking many parts of the state.

Mr Haruna Furo, the Executive Secretary of the agency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that two-thirds of the state was under threat of flood.

Furo said that 12 local government areas, out of the 21 in the state, were ravaged by the flood.

According to the secretary, the volume of water released from Kiri dam in Guyuk , Magar dam in Madagali and Lagdo dam from Cameroun Republic, has made rivers across the state to overflow and submerge villages and towns.

He listed the worst affected areas to include Shelleng, Guyuk, Numan, Demsa and Lamurde local government areas.

Others included Girei, Mubi North, Mubi South, Madagali, Maha and Yola South.

“Between yesterday (Thursday), and today, about 20 more communities have been affected.

“The situation is becoming worrisome as thousands of people are trapped.” Furo said.

He said that the agency had started distributing relief materials to some affected communities, but noted that the situation was beyond the state government alone.

“There is the need for urgent intervention from the Federal Government,” he said.

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