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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

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