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Five people die in an Adamawa flood

Five people die in an Adamawa flood

The Adamawa Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that no fewer than five persons have been swept away by flood in different parts of the state.

The Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Dr Suleiman Muhammad, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Thursday.

Muhammad said many homes and business premises in Fufore, Yola South and Mubi South Local Government Areas had also been affected by the flood.

He advised residents of riverine communities in the state to be more vigilant following the recent closure of the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.

The agency recently held a stakeholders meeting, where it urged residents of flood-prone communities to relocate to safer places, he said.

Muhammad said the sensitisation campaigns concerning the flood were still ongoing across the 21 local government areas of the state.

”Residents of flood-prone areas are advised to adhere to the instructions given by experts. They have to be very vigilant.

”More rain will fall, we cannot say that it is over yet. People must be safety conscious,” he said.

The ADSEMA boss expressed the commitment of the agency to effectively perform its role of managing emergency situations in the state.

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