Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA | The Guardian Nigeria News


Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), says no fewer than 361,000 persons have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state.

Mr Zachary Allumaga, the Executive Secretary, NASEMA, told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state.

He said that there is high probability that more than one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of the rainy season.

He said the agency had dispatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment.

Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMet) predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022, particularly in the month of September and October.

“Towards that effect, NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at flood-prone areas like Nasarawa, Toto, Doma, Awe, Lafia, Obi,…

Source: Guardian Newspaper