Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) and the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have confirmed the death of 19 people in floods.
Ten persons died in Adamawa and nine in Gombe.
ADSEMA Executive Secretary Dr Muhammed Suleiman, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Yola, said hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood.
He said the deaths recorded were particularly from Yola South, Guyuk, Lamurde and Song local government areas of the state.
Gombe SEMA’s Deputy Director, Rescue and Rehabilitation Mrs Lamis Benjamin said four of the nine deaths were recorded in May following a downpour in Gombe town.
She said the remaining five deaths were recorded in Cham community of Balanga Local Government Area of the state in August also after a downpour.
The deputy director also said over 200 houses and numerous farm lands were washed away in Nyuwar, Jesu Cham in Balanga and Komta Ayaba in Biliri local government areas.
In Cross River State flood destroyed more than 175 houses, rendered at least 3,000 people homeless, according to Mr John Inaku, Director-General of State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA).
The Rice Famers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kano State was counting its losses yesterday. Flood has destroyed over 5,000 hectares of rice farm in some local government areas of the state.
The RIFAN state chairman, Abubakar Aliyu, told reporters in Kano that the rice farms were affected in 10 local government areas of the state.
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January 21, 2019