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Flood displaces residents, submerges crops, farmlands, houses in Taraba

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Flood displaces residents, submerges crops, farmlands, houses in Taraba

Crops worth millions of naira were submerged in a flood while several farmlands and houses were destroyed following torrential rain in Karim Lamido and Lau local government areas of Taraba State.

During a visit to the areas, it was gathered that the disaster is as the result of constant torrential rainfall and the overflow of the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon through the River Benue.

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Some of the crops affected include maize, rice, guinea-corn, millet and cassava among others.

Villages affected in Karim Lamido local government area include Nibolo Madaka Kiffi, Madaka, Yama, Bandawa, Sanga, Usmanu, Jen, Gorowa and Didango.

Commenting on the situation, the district head of Karim in Karim Lamido local government area, Kuh Roman Ntiri, expressed concern about the situation and appealed to the government to come to the aid of the victims to cushion their hardships.

Roman explained that the call became critical due to the high level of destruction by the flood, stressing that majority of the residents in the area were depending largely on farming as the source of livelihood and if nothing is done to address the situation it would expose them to further hardships.

Flood displaces residents, submerges crops, farmlands, houses in Taraba

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