The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has listed 50 communities in Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and 10 other States that are facing heavy rainfalls and flooding between September 13 and 17.
The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, who made this known in a statement today, September 13, in Lagos, listed the states and communities to include Kano State, with communities like Sumaila and Kunchi, likely to be affected.
He said that Kebbi State, with communities like Argungu, and Katsina State, with Bindawa, Jibia, Kaita, Katsina communities would be affected.
Other states, he said, are Niger, with Kontagora, Mashegu, and New Bussa communities, as well as Kwara State, and Kosubosu community.
“Zamfara State, with such communities as Kaura Namoda and Shinkafi; Bauchi State, with Bajoga, Darazo, Kirfi, Azare, Jama ‘are, Itas, Misau; Taraba, with Bali, Donga, Lau, Serti, Mutum-Biyu, Yorro, and Borno State, with Briyel, Biu, Dikwa, Kukawa will be affected.”
He said that Adamawa with Ganye, Mubi, Demsa, Jimeta, Mayo Belwa, Numan, Shelleng, Song, communities as well as Yobe, with Dapchi, Gashua, Geidam, Kanamma, Machina, Potiskum would be affceted.
Gombe State with Nafada and Jigawa, with Dutse, Gumel, Gwaram, Miga communities are the other states and communities the territorial coordinator said would be affected.
Farinloye said that due to the rise in the water levels of Rivers Benue and Niger, communities along the two Rivers, up to Bayelsa are advised to take precautionary measures in the coming days.
He acknowledged the National Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Central Hub, Federal Ministry of Environment Abuja in its predictions. Source: NAN.