Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

571 households affected in Adamawa flood

09 November 2012, 09:14

Adamawa - A total of 33,049 people from 571 households were affected in the recent Adamawa flood disaster. 

The Secretary of the state Emergency Relief Committee,  Abubakar Mahmud, made this known on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the committee's activities.

Mahmud said the number was for the nine worst affected Local Governments along the river banks while reports from remaining 12 local government areas of the the state that were not seriously affected was being compiled.

He said that four people lost their lives along with 13,372 livestock in the nine Local Governments, comprising Yola North, Yola South,  Demsa, Fufore, Numan, Lamorde, Girei, Shelleng and Guyuk.

Mahmud also said that over 1000 hectares of farmland was affected  by the flood in the nine local governments, adding that the state government had expended over N500 million in assisting the flood victims across the state.

He said his committee would soon commence disbursing the N500 million released by the Federal Government after categorising the affected local governments.

He said the challenge the committee was now facing was that many of those affected we're not being honest with the committee, and cited an instance where a peasant farmer claimed that he lost 150 bags of grain.

Mahmud urged for patience and cooperation of the people to enable the committee to assist genuine victims.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that many communities were submerged in Adamawa following the recent release of excess water from Lagdo Dam in neighbouring Cameroon.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

The Igbo naked dance for Jonathan

It really boggles one’s mind the degree to which Ndigbo appear to be excessively reveling in complacency over President Goodluck Jonathan’s disposition to Igbo interest.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Boko Haram sponsors: Terror has n...

People try to associate terror with religion. There is a desire to affiliate terror with religion. We feel comfortable designating terrorists within religious or tribal clusters.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Global Fundraiser as civilians ta...

We are calling on all good citizens across the world to support the mission if Nigerian civilian patriots against Boko Haram terrorists. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Military commander who recaptured...

What has been exposed as top military sabotage of the so-called war against Boko Haram, has not yet ended in the military according to continuing reports from the battle front. Read more...

Submitted by
Ayk Fowosire
The rep that I want

These days where the mundane is hyped, and the mediocre is celebrated, it is just so easy to lose focus, to show off stupidity, and to profit from ignorance.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Boko Haram and the cycle of death

We have corruption at all facets of the Nigerian society, within the civil force and the armed forces. Read more...