Prediction of the National Metrological Agency [NMA] that many communities will experience flood this year has become a reality as over 100 towns and villages
were submerged in Adamawa state.
Investigation by People’s Daily in Yola revealed that, 27 villages were flooded in Demsa Local Government Area in the state leaving a four year girl dead while houses and farmlands with unripe products were destroyed completely.
Most of these victims are now taking refuge at government Primary Schools as make shift camps for safety of their lives.
Head of service of Demsa Local Government Mrs. Aduksiti Johanna, who went round these campus sharing some relief materials from the council the development as “pathetic and challenging in deed”.
Johanna while identifying with the displaced people assured them of government support as she said definitely the council will lodge complain to appropriate authorities with a view to providing them succor.
Also affected are 18 villages in Numan Local Government Area where houses, schools, markets and worship Places were destroyed by the ravaging flood waters.
A village head, Mr. Zamani Mbula decried that the disaster has caused a serious setback to their people who are majorly farmers and business oriented as all they laboured for has perished.
Mbula estimated that over N100m properties were destroyed by the August visitor (flood).
By Tom Garba, Yola