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Flood kills 6-year-old boy, submerges 116 Adamawa communities

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

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

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

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

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