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The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that about 2000 people have been affected by floods in the state within just a week.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN).
He stated that about 850 of the victims and 161 houses were in Duhu district of Madagali Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the people were displaced by heavy downpour on Tuesday, which caused serious damages to farmlands and houses in the affected communities.
Sulaiman recalled that between August 11 and 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,” he said.
He stated that the agency and other sister organisations were working to offer assistance to the affected communities.