From GYANG PAM, Yola
Hundreds of people are counting their loses following the aftermath of heavy flooding that has caused damages and loss of property to ten local government areas of Adamawa State.
The flood which has continued to rise has washed away houses, animals and foodstuff worth billions of naira even through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are yet to fully take stock of damages.
Affected local governments include Demsa, Numan, Lamurde, Yola North, Yola South, Guyuk, Shelleng, Girei, Fufore and there is reported case of flooding in Ganye.
It was gathered that Cameroonian authorities might have released excess water from the Lagdo Dam even though this is yet to be confirmed.
But it has been observed that the water level at the River Benue is still rising to a very dangerous level and such that is beginning to pass the comprehensive of the people.
Houses across the River Benue has seen people being forced to relocate to safer grounds.
For example, some houses that are about 500 meters to the River Benue have been taken over by the flood that has continued to threaten the state capital.
Executive Secretary SEMA Dr. Suleiman Amin was full of lamentations as he disclosed that everywhere he went, the people complained of lack of adequate care and attention by past administration.
According to him, the people are again appealing for assistance considering the suffering they are in saying unless something was done, they will continue to suffer.
On government’s part, SEMA is looking into their grievances with a view to rendering assistance to them.