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October 23, 2018
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A report gotten from reputable source has revealed that atleast Ten local governments in Kogi State have been engulfed by flood in the last 72 hours, resulting in the creation of 33 camps for the affected ones.

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Kogi flood – Channels

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, stated this on Monday while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

He said that the state has been taking measurable action to transport residents to higher grounds, as well as provide more security in the IDP camps.

Several other states including Niger, have also witnessed severe flooding rendering many homeless and killing several others.

READ ALSO: NEMA warns of impending flooding in 12 states

Subsequently, the President ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to declare the situation a “national disaster”.

Following the order, the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, inaugurated five Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) to facilitate prompt search and rescue operations as well as humanitarian support in the 12 states worst affected by flooding.

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) had warned that the steady rise in water levels and weather forecast in the coming weeks have put Nigeria at risk of witnessing a recurrence of the catastrophic flooding similar to what it witnessed in 2012.

 

Sunday Akinseye

is the Lifestyle Editor at dkmngr. he is a blogger, and social media addict.

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