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Flood: Relocate To Hinterlands, Gov. Bindow Advices Riverine Residents

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The Adamawa government, has cautioned residents on the banks of river Benue and its fringes, to relocate to hinterlands, ahead of anticipation of flood from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon Republic.

Gov. Muhammadu Bindow, expressed concern over the rising water level, as a result of opening spillway of Lagdo Dam, expected in the state.

Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement said the warning became necessary, to avert the 2012 incident.

“Govt observes the rising tide of the Benue river across the state, as well as the increasing submergence of houses and farm lands along river banks.

“A response team, involving all stakeholders, in disaster management, has been constitute, to ensure prompt response.

“Govt is mindful of our responsibilities, to protect lives and property under all circumstances.

Fufore, Yola-South, Yola North, Girei,Demsa, Numan, Lamurde, Shelleng Guyuk and Song local government areas, are likely to be affected by the flood in the state.

It would be recalled that, property worth millions of Naira, lost in 2012, as a result of indiscriminate release of water, from the Lagdo by the Cameroonian authorities in the state.



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