Nigeria – Flooding has displaced 2,000 people in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) reports that at least 2,000 people have been affected by flooding during the week across the state.

Dr. Mohamed Suleiman, executive secretary of the agency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday in Yola that 227 homes and 300 farmlands were destroyed by the flooding.

He said 850 victims and 161 homes are in the Duhu area of the local government area of Madagali. He said people were displaced because of Tuesday’s heavy rains, which severely damaged farmland and homes.

Suleiman recalled that between Aug. 11 and 12, more than 150 farmlands and about 66 homes were destroyed by flooding in the village of Lababiri, local Schelleng County.

“In less than a week, the agency recorded two severe floods that affected about 227 homes, 300 farmlands and more than 2,000 people in the state,” the executive secretary said.

He assured that the agency and other sister organizations are working to help affected communities.

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