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‘Nigeria on red alert’ – Agency warns, list 13 states to experience more flooding

‘Nigeria on red alert’ – Agency warns, list 13 states to experience more flooding

The Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Clement Nze, on Monday said 13 states would witness more flood this year.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Nze said 13 states in the country should be at alert against flood following the rise in the water levels of River Niger and River Benue

Nze listed Kebbi, Niger,Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Edo, Anambra, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Adamawa,Taraba and Benue as being among states to experience flooding.

He said Nigeria was on flood red alert and that the flood sighted in Niger Republic was expected to arrive the Nigerian border through Kebbi State yesterday.

According to him, this was also because of the steady rise of the River Benue owing to the local rainfall with attendant heavy inflows from the tributaries of the river.

He warned that water from six of the nine countries that make up the Niger Basin Authority was pouring into the country and could lead to severe flooding in those states.

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