June 25, 2024

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Abia, Imo, Rivers among 19 states, 56 communities in ‘serious danger’ of flooding this month

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) monitors say 19 states and 56 communities (in those states) across the country are likely to witness heavy rainfall that can lead to serious flooding within this month of August.

Abia, Imo, and Rivers states are among those alerted, and the communities named, according to Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Lagos territorial co-ordinator, in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

He listed the states and communities thus: Delta: Aboh; Ekiti: Ado-Ekiti; Ondo: Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena, and Ondo communities.

Others, he said, include Lagos: Apapa, Badagry, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos-Island, Ojo Lagos, and Surulere; Anambra: Atani; Ogun: Ifo, Ota, and Sagamu; Nasarawa: Lafia, and Wamba; also Cross River: Ikom, and Ogoja.

Farinloye also listed Bauchi State: Jama’are , Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, and Katagum; Jigawa: Hadejia, and Miga; Osun: Ilesa, and Oshogbo; then Kwara: Kosubosu.

The rest are Zamfara: Anka, Bungudu, and Gusau; Sokoto: Goronyo; Adamawa: Numan, and Shelleng; Taraba: Serti; Benue: Ito, Katsina-Ala, and Vande-Ikya; Imo: Oguta, and Orlu; and Abia: Ugba.