Over 30 communities in five local government areas of Adamawa State have been submerged as flood waters from Kiri Dam swept through the state.
Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Alhaji Haruna Furo, gave this indication when he spoke with newsmen in Yola yesterday.
Already Nigerian Pilot gathered that the marine branch of the State Police Command and other similar agencies have been mobilised to commence rescue operation.
Kiri Dam is between Shelleng and Guyuk Local Government Area. The dam emanates from the Gongola River, and is about 30 kilometres in length and 15 kilometres in width.
“Report reaching us is that the flood has trapped several communities in Guyuk, Shelleng and Lamurde Local Government Areas and more needs to be done to rescue the communities” Furo said.
He continued that there was still no report of deaths but hundreds of thousands of houses and farmlands have already been destroyed by the flood in the areas.
Furo said that already the agency had established some rescue camps for the affected victims in Borong in Demsa and in Numan, respectively.
He said that the agency had also held an emergency meeting with Police Marine and other appropriate agencies for quick response mission and that the aim of the joint meeting was to brief all authorities concerned on how to rescue the communities affected.
According to Furo, agencies present at the meeting include the Police, Customs, Immigrations, Marines State Fire Service, FRSC, NSCDC, Red Cross and the Water Ways Associations, among others.
In his remark at the emergency meeting, ASP Gajere Raynan, Head of Adamawa Police Marine Unit, said that the unit was ready to render its services in rescuing the affected communities.
Gajere urged the state government to provide speed boats for the rescue mission.
He said that out of the 21 local government areas of the state, seven are directly on the bank of River Benue, while two lay beside the Kiri Dam.
When contacted over the development, Alhaji Sa’ad Bello, the State Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that the state sister agency has contacted NEMA over the flood.

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