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Flood: NOA urges Adamawa communities to relocate to safer places

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged people residing in flood-prone areas of Adamawa to relocate to safer places. The director of the agency, Malam…

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged people residing in flood-prone areas of Adamawa to relocate to safer places.

The director of the agency, Malam Mohammed Gabdo made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Yola.

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He said credible information indicated that the management of Lagdo Dam in the Republic of Cameroon would release excess water from the dam on Thursday.

He said the call was imperative to mitigate the effects of the disaster which had caused havoc in Numan and other parts of the state displacing thousands of people.

The director said the agency in collaboration with other stakeholders had sensitised residents in flood-prone communities on the dangers of flooding, and the need for them to relocate to safer areas.

“We are appealing to people in flood-prone settlements to relocate to safer places to save lives and property.

“We heard that water would soon be released from the Lagdo dam, and we want our people to be cautious to avoid being affected,” he said.

He also commended the Adamawa government for constituting local emergency response committees across the 21 local government areas of the state.

The committees, he said, would enhance timely and coordinated disaster management and response services in the state.(NAN)