About 10 persons have been killed and many others displaced by flood, following a recent heavy rainfall in Adamawa state, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has reported.
This was disclosed by Dr Muhammed Suleiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency in an interview today in Yola.
Suleiman said that hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood.
He said those who died were from Yola South, Guyuk, Lamurde and Song Local Government Areas of the state.
”Flooding is becoming a serious challenge for us in Adamawa and the situation is indeed alarming.
”We lost 10 people and hundreds of people have been displaced. Domestic animals in large numbers were equally lost to the deadly flood.
”Also, hectares of farmlands especially in nine local government areas located at the bank of River Benue have been completely submerged,” Suleiman said.
He said farming activities have suffered as a result of the flood, adding that this may threaten food security in the country.
Suleiman said that more than half of the state population was currently under threat of impending flood and urged residents to be on the alert.