Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states to witness flooding in July, September — NIHSA

Posted by Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi | 14 July 2019 | 469 times

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•People wading through a flooded area

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has called on Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states to evacuate people living along river banks to safer places ahead of the predicted flood.

The Director General of the Agency, Clement O. Nze, who called for the urgent evacuation of people from the flood prone States during the sensitisation workshop on 2019 Flood Prediction, Prevention and Mitigation in hydrological areas which comprises Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states said the  flood might occur between July and September this year.

He said eight local government areas of Kebbi State, Aliero, Argungu, Augie, Bagudo, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza , Ngaski and Shanga are prone to flood this year.

Similarly, he noted that in Sokoto State: Gwadabawa, Goronyo, Isa, Kware, Rabah, Shagari, Bodinga, Tureta, Silami, Dange-Shuni, Wurno, Yabo and Wamako are flood risk areas while in Zamfara, Birnin-Magaji, Kiyawa, Bakura, Bungudu, Shinkagi, Gusau, Kaura-Namoda and Marafun are probable flood risk. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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