The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says that between Sept. 13 and 17, heavy rain is expected in 13 states and 50 communities, mostly in the North. This rain could cause flooding.
This was said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos by Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, who is NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Coordinator.
Farinloye made a list of the states and communities that would be impacted. Kano State was on the list, along with places like Sumaila and Kunchi.
He also said that places like Argungu in Kebbi State and Bindawa, Jibia, Kaita, and Katsina in Katsina State would be impacted.
He also mentioned Niger, which has communities in Kontagora, Mashegu, and New Bussa, and Kwara State, which has a community in Kosubosu.
“Communities like Kaura Namoda and Shinkafi in Zamfara State, Bajoga, Darazo, Kirfi, Azare, Jama ‘are, Itas, and Misau in Bauchi State, Bali, Donga, Lau, Serti, Mutum-Biyu, and Yorro in Taraba, and Briyel, Biu, Dikwa, and Kukawa in Borno State will be affected,” he said.
He also said that Adamawa, which includes the communities of Ganye, Mubi, Demsa, Jimeta, Mayo Belwa, Numan, Shelleng, and Song, and Yobe, which includes the communities of Dapchi, Gashua, Geidam, Kanamma, Machina, and Potiskum, would be affected.
The territorial coordinator said that Gombe State, Nafada, and Jigawa, as well as the Dutse, Gumel, Gwaram, and Miga communities, would also be impacted.
Farinloye also said that because the water levels in the rivers Benue and Niger are rising, people living along the two rivers up to Bayelsa have been told to be careful in the coming days.
He said that he agreed with the estimates of the National Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Central Hub, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja. (NAN)