Flood destroys rice farmlands, displaces 183 households in Adamawa

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Flood destroys rice farmlands, displaces 183 households in Adamawa

Heavy rainfall with floods have destroyed 1,750 hectares of farmland and displaced 183 households in the Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Mr Ladan Ayuba, Head of Operations of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Adamawa and Taraba made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Friday.

He said most of the affected farmlands were areas where rice was being cultivated in commercial quantity.

“The flood which occurred 9th August happened due to the release of water from the Kiri Dam in Shelang Local Government Area.

”183 households were displaced in Kwame Lurei and Gwalam towns in the area. No life was lost in the incident,” he said.

Ayuba said the agency conducted an on-the-spot assessment in the affected communities.

”NEMA is working with the State Emergency Management Agency to provide the displaced persons who have been accommodated in primary school buildings in the area with basic needs.

”We have provided food items and clothing to the victims as a temporary relief,” he said.

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