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Floods kill 50 persons in Adamawa – Official

Floods have killed at least 50 people in 11 communities in Adamawa and 71 other persons sustained injuries.

Malam Suleiman Mohammed, who’s the Executive Secretary of Adamawa Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), made this revelation, Friday in Yola when addressing newsmen.

He blamed the cause of the flooding on the release of water from Lagdo Dam in neighbouring Cameroon.

Mohammed also revealed that the flood has destroyed  food crops and 172,000 farmlands worth millions of naira.

“Some of the affected local government areas are Numan, Shelleng, Yola South, Yola North, Demsa, Mayo Belwa and Michika,’’ he said.

He also said that the agency had made provision for foodstuffs, clothes, mosquito nets, drugs, buckets and blankets for victims to address their suffering.

“The items were donated by the state government, the Federal Government and by other donors,’’ he said.

Mohammed also revealed that the agency would work with the National Emergency Management Agency to transfer affected areas to safer communities.

“We will continue to sensitise the communities about the dangers of living in flood-prone areas,’’ he said. 

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