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Flood renders 2,000 residents homeless in Adamawa

By News Desk

No fewer than 2000 people have been rendered homeless within a week in Adamawa State after flood ravaged the state following daily heavy downpour.

Aside from the 2000 displaced persons, at least 227 houses and 300 farmlands were also destroyed by the flood across the state.

Confirming the development on Wednesday, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman, 850 of the victims and 161 houses were in Duhu district of Madagali Local Government Area.

He said that the people were displaced by heavy rains on Tuesday, which caused serious damages to farmlands and houses.

Sulaiman recalled that between Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, more than 150 farmlands and about 66 houses were also destroyed by flood in Lababiri Village, Shelleng Local Government Area.

“In less than a week, the agency has recorded two heavy floods where about 227 houses, 300 farmlands and over 2,000 people were affected in the state,” the executive secretary said.

He assured that the agency and other sister organisations were working to offer assistance to the affected communities.

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